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raised of £500 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,003 to Help support Warwickshire’s new maternity unit. The money raised from this will go towards enhancements that NHS funds can’t provide.

    Warwick, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th September 2018

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    In 2016 my wife and I had our first child Evelyn. She was in so much of a rush to meet us that she was born 6 weeks premature. We was extremely fortunate with the care and attention that Warwick Hospital and the special care baby unit (SCBU) gave us during this time.

    The hospital at the time was overloaded, this became particularly apparent when we was asked by a lead nurse if would consider moving to Nuneaton Hospital to free up space in Warwick as they were full. If anyone else was in the same position to us that evening (i.e. unexpected/premature) they would need to go elsewhere. We chose to stay, the move would have been too far for us to be able to effectively commute in to be with Evie every day, at the time we also didn’t know if it would be 1 week or 6 weeks + until she could come out. So we put ourselves first, with thoughts of empathy towards  others.

    Following this decision and  feelings it left me with and the excellent care and attention we received, I felt that at some point if I could, I should do something to help repay Warwick Hospital but also try to improve the situation the NHS and our hospitals are under day in day out for others in the future.

    When I found out about the proposed new Midwifery Led Unit at Warwick and their target to raise £200,000 to fund enhancements that NHS funds cannot provide. It seems like the perfect opportunity for me to try and do my bit.

    My Bit:

    Evie's Cotswold Cycle ride....

    18th August 2018

    I have planned a 100mile cycle route across the Cotswolds visiting a combination of 8 brewerys/pubs/distillaries. Combining two things I enjoy Beer and Cycling ... although i think will save the beer until the end!!

    Locations on route include :

    Hook Norton Brewery, Wychwood Brewery, The Cotswold Brewery Company, Donnington Brewery, Yubbington Brewery/Ebrington Arms,  Chipping  Camden,  Broadway,  Snowshill, North Cotswold Brewery, Cotswold Distillery, The Castle Edge Hill.

    Please sponsor me on my bike ride, or join me and help raise money. 

    All funds will go towards:

    • Buy special baby cribs and stands, rather than standard plastic cots

    • Provide birthing pools for every room

    • Upgrade furnishings to make the unit feel like a home-from-home

    • Develop a therapeutic room for parents to use



    • Keith James6 years ago
      Keith James

      Keith James

      6 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      a big Thank you to everyone that has supported so far, we have made it past our original target so this is fantastic news!! We are going to keep going now with the fundraising to see just how far past we can get the total. Please keep sharing with your friends, family and networks as I am sure the publicity has been making all the difference. Thanks again for the support!

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    • Keith James6 years ago
      Keith James

      Keith James

      6 years ago

      New Facebook event created to help boost promotion. Please feel free to link / share etc..

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    • Keith James6 years ago
      Keith James

      Keith James

      6 years ago

      More excellent news!! Sandra from North Cotswold Brewery Ltd have kindly offered gift packs for the raffle from both their North Cotswold range and Shakespeare Brewing Co range! Thank you to Sandra and all those at North Cotswold Brewery for their support!!

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    Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 12.49



    • Dianne Rydings

      Dianne Rydings

      Aug 18, 2018

      Good luck Keith. Keep pedalling!


    • M King

      M King

      Aug 16, 2018

      Good luck Keith with our best wishes Melanie & Tony


    • Lucy Freeman

      Lucy Freeman

      Aug 11, 2018

      Good luck Keith - we are sure you will kick ass at this and it's such a worthy cause!! Lucy and Matt


    • Rachel Hartley

      Rachel Hartley

      Aug 5, 2018

      Good luck with your ride! It's a great cause.


    • Eric& Kathleen

      Eric& Kathleen

      Aug 1, 2018

      Well done Keith, wonderful idea.


    • Selina and Sam

      Selina and Sam

      Jul 30, 2018

      Best of luck, Keith! Hope the training is going well. X


    • Laurent Lebrun

      Laurent Lebrun

      Jul 28, 2018

      I hope the cycle goes well and the weather is kind. You are doing a great thing buddy, you can do it.


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    Keith James

    Keith James

    Warwick, UK

    Tired first time farther on the parenting frontline.. Feel grateful for the support and care provided by our local NHS services and want to see if I can do anything to give back.. You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result

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