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Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s is crowdfunding

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£2,565
raised of £2,500 target by 114 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to Noah's Star

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The Challenge

Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s used the second lockdown as an opportunity to fundraise for Noah's Star – supporting families of premature and sick babies, based in Birmingham Women's hospital.

Across lockdown November, the 1s took on the challenge of running the length of the UK and back and the width, aiming to cover 2415km and the 2s took on the challenge of undertaking 200 hours of activity. Both teams smashed these challenges whilst smashing multiple fundraising targets in the process.

Whilst the challenge is over, the fundraising isn't, every donation means the world to us and Noah's Star.

The Cause

Sociability Care CIC was established by Jo-Anne Shellum in 2015 based on her own personal experience. In July 2015 her twin boys, Oscar and Noah were born at 25 weeks. Sadly, Noah only lived for 30 hours. Due to his prematurity Oscar has a range of health conditions including cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease. Jo-Anne is determined to use her experiences and passion to help other families in similar circumstances. - first leading to Sociability Care CIC and then, in 2017, the launch of Noah's Star.

Noah’s Star allows parents to spend quality time with their premature and sick babies without having to worry about their other children. Noah’s Star runs a sibling support group at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, providing an area for children to play, and activities to occupy them whilst their parents spend time with their poorly baby. This enables children to receive emotional support, encourages family bonds during a stressful experience and reduces the strain and pressure on parents during what is often the most challenging time in their lives.

The pandemic has put additional stresses on the families of premature and sick babies during what already is an incredibly difficult time for them, including severe restrictions on visitation on the ICU and no siblings allowed to visit the Neonatal ICU, building huge levels of separation anxiety amongst parents who are having to focus on their babies needs, which has a negative impact on the siblings. To address these heightened needs amongst families of premature and sick babies, Noah’s Star have adapted provision to include the following:

- Counselling sessions for families and siblings – funding for 130 hours of counselling has been secured so far but additional funding is needed to extend this provision, with sessions costing £45 per hour.

- Online yoga, rhythm time, meditation and family fun day sessions.

- Mental wellbeing workshops, support groups and 1:1 support via the phone, email and Zoom.

- Creation of children’s books for the siblings of premature and sick babies, helping them understand and process this journey.

- Mentoring support for children and young people.

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  • Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s12 days ago
    Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

    Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

    12 days ago

    The ladies find themselves 18 days into their challenge and with only 7 days to go the scores on the doors are as following: Ladies 1s: 1896km/1930km Ladies 2s: 117hrs 24mins/200hrs Highlights from the teams include: Jess completing her 15th half marathon in 17 days, Kate trekking to Olton, a grand 30km and Tara having an epic 4 hour trip round the Peak District....just to name a few. With 7 days to go Ladies 1s are feeling bold and want to up their target to 2000km!! We would like to equal this in donations as well!

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  • Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s19 days ago
    Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

    Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

    19 days ago

    Key stats from the first full challenge week 1s - 119 activities completed - 826km covered Total = 1175km, meaning the length of the UK plus a bit extra has been covered in just 11 days. 2s - 55 activities completed - 48hrs of exercise undertaken Total = 66 hours Combined - 1 shout out from England Hockey - 2 runners released from isolation - 3 fundraising targets hit An amazing week from everyone involved - we cannot thank everyone who has already donated enough, your support means everything!

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  • Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s1 month ago
    Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

    Edgbaston Ladies 1s and 2s

    1 month ago

    Thursday - Sunday was our first part week of undertaking the challenge and we really have hit the ground running (and walking). Across these four days the 1s covered just under 350km through muddy walks, an excessive amount of garden laps (see below) and canal runs and are only £100 away from hitting our fundraising target. Thanks to everyone for their support so far - it's definitely helping motivate us to keep going despite the early morning fog and dark evenings.

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Page last updated on: 12/3/2020 20.28

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  • Rhys

    Rhys

    Dec 3, 2020

    When you jokingly say you'll donate only if the person runs a half marathon... and then they go and run a half marathon 😂Well done Ffion, such a worthy cause!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 3, 2020

    £20.00

  • Greg Goodwin

    Greg Goodwin

    Dec 2, 2020

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 2, 2020

    £15.00

  • Halle Entwistle

    Halle Entwistle

    Dec 2, 2020

    Well done girls! And thanks for all the extra walkies

    £30.00

  • Tamara

    Tamara

    Dec 1, 2020

    Amazing work for an amazing cause!!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 1, 2020

    Well done. Amazing effort.

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