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£2,255raised of £1,000 target by 84 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,255 to support Richard and Emma Sweeney in caring for their new born baby Joseph

    Funded on Tuesday, 28th August 2018

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    Richard and Emma Sweeney are proud parents to their first child, daughter Sophie, aged 5 years. From an early age Sophie developed epilepsy which has resulted in her having extremely complex care needs. She requires round the clock care. She cannot do routine things we all take for granted, such as feeding, walking or speaking. Nevertheless with support from friends, family and Zoe's Place, Richard and Emma ensure she lives as good a life as possible.
    After much deliberation and following consultation with medical experts, Richard and Emma decided to try for a sibling for Sophie. In February 2018 baby Joseph was born. All appeared well but four weeks into his young life Joseph began having seizures. He was taken to hospital and remains at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. Richard and Emma are at the hospital every day. They stay alternate nights, with one remaining at hospital and the other returning home to look after Sophie, who has (with brilliant timing!) been poorly of late. Both parents are off work and making daily trips to Newcastle. Travel and food costs are spiralling. A number of fund raising events are planned to try in some small way to support the family, take one small worry away and make their lives that little bit easier. Any donations would go direct to the family and be hugely appreciated.



    • Chris Stone7 months ago
      Chris Stone

      Chris Stone

      7 months ago

      Would like to say a huge huge thank you to all those who’ve been kind enough to donate and help Joseph’s mama and dad. It’s overwhelming that so many people have helped, many of whom I’ve no doubt haven’t seen fubar/Emma for years and haven’t met Joseph but have obviously been touched by this story. Joseph is still in hospital with no release date in sight as yet. Parents are doing remarkably well and are both an absolute credit. I know they are massively grateful to you all as well. Thank you again, please feel free to share/donate.

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    Page last updated on: 5/18/2018 9:37 PM



    • Sheila Stone's Aunty Jean and sister Pat

      Sheila Stone's Aunty Jean and sister Pat

      May 18, 2018

      In our prayers xx


    • Sharon Mc

      Sharon Mc

      May 15, 2018

    • Gemma Robinson

      Gemma Robinson

      May 15, 2018

      Thinking of you all xx


    • Julie  Pearson

      Julie Pearson

      May 12, 2018

      Love and hugs to you all. X


    • Fenella Hill

      Fenella Hill

      May 12, 2018

      Sending all my love and strength

    • Nicola Founde

      Nicola Founde

      May 12, 2018

      Thinking of you all, get well soon little Joesph xx


    • Jacqueline  Wood

      Jacqueline Wood

      May 11, 2018



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