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Weʼre raising £500 to help support the Special Care Baby Unit, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Peterborough, UK
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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.

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  • Ritchie Slack1 day ago
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    Ritchie Slack

    1 day 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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    10 days ago

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

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    3 months ago

    Eva says 'thank you for your support'

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

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  • 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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