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    Weʼve raised £881 to help support the Special Care Baby Unit, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

    Peterborough, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

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    Myself and my friend Maty are running the Perkins Great Eastern Run (13.2 miles) in Peterborough on 14 October 2018 to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

    This is a cause very close to my heart as the unit helped care for my daughter Eva, who was born two months prematurely in December 2017. Eva spent 4 weeks in the unit and without the phenomenal, skilful and meticulous care of the nurses and doctors it is unlikely that she would have survived.

    The care that the nurses and doctors provide is crucial for a premature/sick babies survival; they provide 24/7 care for the babies, along with supporting parents through their emotional ordeal; I know that without their help and support we would have struggled and felt lost.

    The unit consists of 10 cots including: one for babies requiring intensive care; one for babies needing high dependency care; and up to 8 special care cots. The unit is staffed by doctors and nurses with specialist skills and experience in looking after premature and sick babies.

    There are many different reasons for a baby to be admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit. A baby may have been born earlier than expected or may need extra monitoring following birth. Babies admitted to the unit may need help with their breathing, feeding, temperature control and weight gain and may need close observation and monitoring.

    My family will forever be thankful for all the support and care given to my beautiful daughter at the hardest time of our lives.

    Any donation would gratefully be received and will go towards providing the essentials for both babies and parents.

    Thank you for reading.

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    • Ritchie Slack2 months ago
      Ritchie Slack

      Ritchie Slack

      2 months ago

      Great Eastern Run completed - thank you so much to you all, never thought we would raise so much money, blown away; I know the difference it will make to the babies and staff in SCBU, so our utmost gratitude and appreciation. Thank you so much, Ritchie, Mat, Becky and Eva X

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    • Ritchie Slack2 months ago
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      Ritchie Slack

      2 months ago

      One week to go! Thank you to all those who have donated so far x

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    • Ritchie Slack5 months ago
      Ritchie Slack

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      5 months ago

      Eva says 'thank you for your support'

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    5 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/14/2018 7:47 PM

    Supporters

    37

    • Lil & Dominique

      Lil & Dominique

      Oct 14, 2018

      Well done boys! Great work

      £20.00

    • Melanie Mackender

      Melanie Mackender

      Oct 14, 2018

      Good luck from the Reed & Mackender families x

      £30.00

    • Carly & James

      Carly & James

      Oct 14, 2018

      Good Luck guys x

      £20.00

    • Chalks and Sophie

      Chalks and Sophie

      Oct 11, 2018

      Good luck boys!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 11, 2018

      Good Luck Chaps!! Get to mile 10 and go for it!!

      £10.00

    • Joe Smith

      Joe Smith

      Oct 11, 2018

      Best of luck lads. Great effort for a very great cause. Wishing you all the best x

      £26.20

    • John Stigwood

      John Stigwood

      Oct 10, 2018

      Good Luck Mat, from Sameena and John

      £10.00

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    Peterborough, UK

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