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Weʼre raising £1,000 to support Richard and Emma Sweeney in caring for their new born baby Joseph

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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.

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  • Chris Stone3 months ago
    Chris Stone

    Chris Stone

    3 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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