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raised of £500 target by 168 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,995 to for the Nightingale Suite at QA Hospital. This facility directly supports families after the loss of a baby.

    Whitehill, Bordon, Hants
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd July 2021

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    Rachael & Andy’s story

    On 31st October 2020 I was rushed to hospital in a huge amount of pain and worried due to reduced movements from our baby, I was 37 weeks + 6 days pregnant with our first child.

    The midwife looking after me could not find our babys heart beat and follow up scans with doctors confirmed the devestating news that our baby had passed away. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic Andy was unable to be with me until this point when he was eventually allowed into the hospital.

    We couldnt believe what was happening and in fact why, up until this point I had had a regular pregnancy with no high risk concerns. Over the next couple of hours my health was detirioating rapidly and the doctors had to make the difficult decision to deliver our baby by ceserean section under general anasthetic. By the time I reached theatre I was critically poorly with many of my organs fighting desperatley to keep me alive.

    Due to the the amazing doctors, consultants, anethsatists, midwives and nurses I woke up the following day in Intensive Care. I was diagnosed with having severe pre-eclampsia and then acute HELLP syndrome a very rare but life threatening condition in pregnancy.

    When I was well enough to move back to the maternity ward, myself and Andy were able to stay in the Nightingale Suite. A suite for families dealing directly with the loss of their child. Our beautiful baby girl Heidi Anne Lee was also able to stay in this suite with us. This gave us a week to make precious memories with her, away from the outside world and allowed us as a family time to grieve whilst being with our daughter. For us this suite was a life line, without the facilty I do not know how we would have coped.

    We want to raise as much money as possible for the Nightingale Suite to ensure families continue to be supported just as we were. I had many follow up appointments whilst in hospital with ensuring my vital organs were beginning to recover and having the Nightingale Suite as our base made this very scary time much more bearable.

    We are looking to fundraise for the next year and will be looking to donate as much money as possible to the Nightingale Suite on what would have been Heidi’s 1st Birthday. Heidi is so loved and by doing this in her memory will give us the strength we need to move forward. She will forever be our baby girl, our first born child and our reason for pushing forward everyday. Our very own guardian angel.



    • Brian Wood1 year ago
      Brian Wood

      Brian Wood

      1 year ago

      I am doing the David Goggins challenge of 4x4x48 (4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours). I have completed leg 10 with only 3 more runs to go. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and helped raise money in memory of Heidi. This means the absolute world to her parents Andy & Rachael ❤️❤️

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    • Brian Wood1 year ago
      Brian Wood

      Brian Wood

      1 year ago

      Everyone who donates will be added into a draw with the chance of winning a Keep Attacking T Shirt/Vest of your choice and a signed copy of Brian’s book Double Crossed. Thanks for the support.

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    • Jordan sainsbury

      Jordan sainsbury

      Mar 21, 2021



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      Mar 20, 2021


    • Kerrie Keates Ford

      Kerrie Keates Ford

      Mar 18, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your heartbreaking story and doing such a huge amount of good for other families who experience similar heartbreak. God bless Heidi 💗


    • Anonymous


      Mar 13, 2021

      Well done tipexxxxxxx tooth


    • Dave h

      Dave h

      Mar 10, 2021

      Great effort - read the story wow - moved time to tears . Best wishes - keep attacking 👍


    • Tom Constable

      Tom Constable

      Mar 10, 2021

      Great work, worthy cause.


    • Dani W

      Dani W

      Mar 9, 2021

      I have friends who've unfortunately needed this type of support and I was moved by your video and efforts. You set yourself a tough challenge and manage to shine a light on a worthy cause.


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