Weʼve raised £322 to give out care packages to families with babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Grays, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017
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November 2015 was the time my life and that of my husband changed when our baby made a grand entrance to this world at only 23 weeks gestation instead of 40. We were told on numerous occasions that we should not put our hopes up, but thank God after spending nine months in five different hospitals, she was discharged home.
Having experienced the NICU journey for the first time and knowing the challenges we and so many others faced, I decided to start a project (Colourful Beginnings), to bring hope and love to those going though the NICU journey by sharing success stories on my social media platforms, having networking/respite events and giving out care packages throughout the year to families affected.
Exactly a month after starting Colourful Beginnings, I had my second baby, premature at 29 weeks. This made me more determined than ever to further the Colourful Beginnings project.
In December 2016, I was able to deliver 21 care packages to parents at Basildon hospital, and I would like to do this every year whilst also reaching out to more families across UK.
Most of the expenses have been out of my pocket with a few donations of knitted/crochet hats from lovely sponsors, but I really need your help to raise money to be able to continue providing care packages and more.
There will be two types of care packages:
The mini care package, which will be available throughout the year, will have everything a preemie baby needs for their first time moments. Things such as hats, blankets, baby vest/cardigan and a free NICU photo session. This would allow families to be able to keep those first time outfits as a keep sake, as in many cases like mine, these items belong to the hospital so couldnt keep them.
The second care package will be given at Christmas time, and have more items for babies and their parents. From personal experience, it is not easy spending Christmas in hospital, so i would like to be able to give something to help families feel more at home during this time!
You help and support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Nov 1, 2017
I think it's amazing what you do! Lots of love xx
Oct 4, 2017
What you are doing is amazing, i hope more people get on board to jelp and support you. Well done
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Sep 7, 2017
What you're doing is great.
Aug 7, 2017
Amazing cause well done!
Aug 7, 2017
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Grays, United Kingdom
I am a mum of two premature babies, my first was born at 23 weeks and my second at 29 weeks. I found life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be a very scary and lonely. I felt no one understood what I was going through and not knowing what would happen the next minute.