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£18,654
raised of £50,000 target by 641 supporters

    Weʼve raised £18,654 to make and donate Choob Toob - a pediatric medical garment explicitly designed for children who have a central intravenous line.

    London
    Funded on Friday, 23rd February 2024

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    Visit tinytesatrust.org for more information

    In May 2020, my then 14-week old daughter, Theía, required a Hickman Line to deliver her chemotherapy.

    I was concerned that she would pull at her line or catch it under her clothes – I needed a solution and, after a few design modifications, the Choob Toob was born.

    Our ambition is to give every child with a central line one completely free Choob Toob before leaving the hospital.

    My Aunt, Eva made the first prototype of what is now Choob Toob ahead of Theía's discharge from the hospital. Little did I know that what Eva and I had come up with would also dramatically lower the risk of a line infection.

    For 5 months, Theía wore many variations of what is now Choob Toob and she did not have a single line infection or pull her line in all this time.

    From our consultant to the nursing team, many people have commented on how rare it is for a child to go infection-free while having a central line and that inspired us to make Choob Toob available to other children in need and so we started the non-profit, community interest company, Tiny Teas Trust.

    For 5 months, Theía wore many variations of what is now Choob Toob and she did not have a single line infection or pull her line in all this time.

    Our aim is to enable families to reclaim some normality at a time when their lives have been turned upside-down as a result of a baby or child’s serious diagnosis or illness. Tiny Teas relies on donations so that we can provide one free Choob Toob garment to any child with a central line - no matter their age, stage in treatment journey or condition.

    Currently, each Choob Toob garment is individually hand-made to order by Eva; which is not sustainable, particularly as word spreads to other hospitals, families, and care-givers.

    We want to raise funds to enable us to have Choob Toob manufactured in multiple styles and sizes allowing us to help more children without the wait time of having a Choob Toob made to measure.

    This money will also ensure we can keep supporting families through other outreach projects under the umbrella of Tiny Teas and continue to provide one completely free Choob Toob to any child with a central line.

    By donating to Tiny Teas, you enable us to continue our outreach to other children receiving treatment and aid in preventing line infections - the knock-on effect being fewer children back in the hospital in between their treatments!

    Tiny Teas Trust C.I.C is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, registration number 12971811

    Visit tinyteastrust.org for more information.

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    • Caitlin Shorricks3 years ago
      Caitlin Shorricks

      Caitlin Shorricks

      3 years ago

      In the last week, we have raised an unbelievable £17,800 - all of which enables us to continue our mission to ensure any child with a central line can receive a Choob Toob garment for free. None of this would be possible without you, our supporters, and there are no words to do justice to the level of appreciation we have for each and every one of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the donations, the messages you have shared and, the love and warmth we have received. Sending so much love and thanks to all.

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    • Fiona

      Fiona

      Jul 11, 2022

      I saw the article in the CCLG Contact magazine. What a brilliant idea. Well done! Wish I'd had one when my 21 yr old had cancer as a toddler.

    • Morgan Farr

      Morgan Farr

      Jun 28, 2022

      Thankyou so much for sending my little one out some of your vests she desperately needed due to her extra long new line!

      £70.00

    • Yana

      Yana

      May 13, 2022

      £40.00

    • Mila

      Mila

      Mar 21, 2022

      £40.00

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      Mar 21, 2022

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      Anonymous

      Mar 20, 2022

      £10.00

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    Caitlin Shorricks

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    In May 2020, my then 14-week old daughter, Theía, required a Hickman Line to deliver her chemotherapy. I was concerned that she would pull at her line or catch it under her clothes – I needed a solution and, after a few design modifications, the Choob Toob was born.

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