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Weʼre raising £1,500 to help raise much needed funds for Barking Pre-school who saved our 3 year old daughter's life, after she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

Barking, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

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On the 9th of February 2018 our lives were turned upside down as our three year old daughter Annabel suddenly collapsed at Pre-school while she was dancing, thanks to the quick thinking staff CPR was started straight away.

CPR was performed for 20 mins until the emergency services took over. Annabel was then air lifted to Addenbrooke‘s Hospital where they worked on her tirelessly for over two hours, during which she received multiple shocks to keep her alive. Incredibly, they managed to stabilise her and she was then moved to intensive care and later that evening transferred via C.A.T.S to The Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Annabel spent a total of six days in intensive care where she was diagnosed with a rare genetic heart condition called CPVT (Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia). Following this she spent a further month at the Royal Brompton where she also had a operation.

We cannot put into words our heartfelt gratitude to Shelley Symonds and Ness Hall. We know that their CPR saved Annabel's life.

"Thank you" will never be enough but we now have the opportunity to give something back to this incredible Pre-school and help raise as much money for them as much as possible.

Unfortunately, due to changes in government funding there has been a shortfall in their funds. The Pre-school needs to raise £1500 each term just in order to break even. To compensate for this, staff have taken a cut in hours and this has resulted in members of the team working voluntarily to ease the workload of other colleagues. This shows what a highly dedicated team they are, going above and beyond their duties on a regular basis. They are simply amazing!

If you would like to make a donation to help keep this wonderful pre-school running, we would be truly grateful.

Thank you for reading our story xx

East Anglian Daily Times article

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    2 months ago

    Four months ago today Annabel had a sudden cardiac arrest while she was at Pre-school. It seems hard to believe some days that this ever happened to our precious little girl. One thing we do know is, if it wasn’t for the quick thinking staff at Barking Pre-school she would not be with us today. We are delighted to share a few pictures of what she has been getting up to since she has been back at Pre school. Thank you very much to everyone who has donated so far. Please continue to share our story and help us reach our target. ❤️ xx

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Page last updated on: 8/6/2018 7:35 AM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 6, 2018

    We are very appreciative of the professionalism of the staff at Barking Pre-school . S J O & J

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 10, 2018

    Truly Amazing x P C I E W

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 7, 2018

    Eternally grateful to the heroic staff of an amazing preschool. J S C & H

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 17, 2018

    Many thanks to all the Barking Pre-School staff. You did an amazing thing.

  • Hayley Wright

    Hayley Wright

    Jun 11, 2018

    Such a lovely preschool! So glad Annabel is recovering well.

    £10.00

  • Kerry Jarrold

    Kerry Jarrold

    Jun 10, 2018

    Fabulous pre school, amazing staff. So pleased to hear of Annabels recovery. Love Kerry, Roman and Bow ( former pre school children) xxx

    £10.00

  • Sophie Campbell

    Sophie Campbell

    Jun 9, 2018

    Wishing you all so much love.... the most inspirational fighter I know!! Xxxx ❤️❤️

    £20.00

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Barking, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

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