£545raised of £500 target by 40 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help Vicky and Gareth be closer to their newborn, Sophia Grace.

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My plan is to raise as much money as possible for Vicky and Gareth for accommodation/ travelling expenses to Nevill Hall Hospital, where their newborn is currently being looked after.

Saturday 5th November, Vicky was admitted to the Royal Gwent hospital and was told she was in early labour at 30 weeks into her pregnancy. This was a massive shock to her and Gareth especially as Vicky had experienced what you could call the 'perfect' pregnancy. Vicky and Gareth were expecting their baby girl to be arriving around 12th January 2017, only to be told on that Saturday, that their baby could be making an appearance in a matter of hours or days. On Thursday 10th November at 12.19pm, their beautiful baby girl Sophia Grace was born 9 weeks early weighing 3lb 7oz.

Sophia needed support with her breathing due to being so early. A day after she was born, the hospital attempted surgery to fit a feeding line for Sophia, however this was unsuccessful. Two days after Sophia was born, she was moved from the Royal Gwent hospital to the Heath Hospital due to space issues. Vicky and Gareth (without request) were provided with an apartment at the hospital until Sophia was discharged. This was a massive relief for the couple as the thought of leaving Sophia and not being close was heartbreaking.

Three days after Sophia was born surgery for the feeding line was attempted again and was successful. Sophia responded well to the surgery and was a lot more settled after the previous set back of unsuccessful surgery and the disturbance of being moved hospitals. Five days after Sophia was born, Vicky and Gareth were again told that their precious baby would be moving to Nevill Hall within the hour due to space. No accommodation guaranteed.

They are now an hour away from Sophia and this is heartbreaking for them not being close to her and Sophia is predicted to be in hospital until Vickys original due date.

Please help me raise enough money for them to stay close to their baby.

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  • Ashleigh Dando

    Ashleigh Dando

    14 days ago

    Ashleigh Dando

    Thanks so much to everyone who has helped to reach the target! Let's keep sharing and see if we can raise even more for this beautiful family! ❤

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  • Ashleigh Dando

    Ashleigh Dando

    18 days ago

    Ashleigh Dando

    Thanks so much to everyone who has donated and shared so far! This is amazing and I know vicky and Gareth are overwhelmed by all of your support! This is really appreciated! Thank you all! Let's keep sharing to raise as much as we can for such a lovely couple who have helped so many people and families themselves! Xx ❤

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  • Gafyn & Zoe Poulton

    Gafyn & Zoe Poulton

    Nov 18, 2016


  • Vicky & Chris x

    Vicky & Chris x

    Nov 18, 2016

    Thinking of you all xx


  • Lauren Whatley

    Lauren Whatley

    Nov 18, 2016

    Best wishes for Sophia ❤️


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