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raised of £2,000 target by 104 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,630 to help little baby Arthur get the best start in life...

    Funded on Monday, 26th March 2018

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    Meet my nephew tiny baby Arthur Joseph Brumby. He was born at 23 weeks at 1lb 2 oz on 31st October. Now 3 weeks old he is showing incredible fight but he will need a number of operations and the road ahead for his parents James & Laura will be stressful one. As a mum of two I can only imagine the strength and courage they will need in the coming months but I know that solving some very practical issues for them will lesson the stress and strain for them both. 

    The week that Arthur arrived James was due to start a new job which was a dream career change for him after battling Crohn's Disease for 7 years. He is quite accustomed to hospital stays but currently James is juggling long days of travel to his new job, to the hospital, and to home to walk his 2 dogs Ralph & Boris twice daily. He is a selfless sole but over time this will definitely take a tole on his health which for the first time in 7 years is in a good place.

    James did not receive paternity pay and Laura's Maternity leave started from the day Arthur was born. Arthur won't be able to go home until well into Laura's maternity leave so the precious time she will spend with Arthur at home will be cut very short and I know she is finding the prospect of this distressing.

    Arthur is expected to remain in hospital under NICU care until after his due date of 22nd February 2018.

    I would therefore like to raise money for James and Laura for;

    - a good dog sitter to take care of the dogs so they no longer need to travel each day home

    - quality convenient meals for James so he can take care of his health and not eat on the go

    - money to support James's petrol costs and future costs such as parking and accommodation close to hospital

    - and most importantly money to support Laura with Arthurs additional needs when finally home, including child care when her maternity expires as Arthur will only be 8 months old when Laura returns to work.

    Any amount you give no matter how small will help during this difficult time.



    • Helen O'Callaghan3 years ago
      Helen O'Callaghan

      Helen O'Callaghan

      3 years ago

      Arthur spent Christmas day with his mummy and daddy and he even had a visit from the Salvation Army brass band. His Grandma saw him out of his incubator for the first time and with all the support from visitors to the hospital it made for a very special day. Arthur will turn 8 weeks old on Boxing day (tomorrow). He is recovering from a little infection but with his fighting spirit he is doing well and has doubled his birth weight. Thank you for all your support and well wishes in 2017. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.

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    • Helen O'Callaghan3 years ago
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    • Helen O'Callaghan3 years ago
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      3 years ago Arthur made the Daily Mail!!

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    • Antonia Stowe

      Antonia Stowe

      Jan 30, 2018

      Hope your little one keeps get stronger! X x


    • Eleanor Symons

      Eleanor Symons

      Jan 12, 2018

      Thoughts and prayers with you and your whole family.


    • Alyson Edwards

      Alyson Edwards

      Dec 27, 2017

      This is living proof babies can survive 1 week after termination legal date. I wish you all the love luck in the world. I don’t know you but from a mother to a mother. 💕💕


    • Kathryn Dockerty

      Kathryn Dockerty

      Dec 22, 2017

      An amazing story and an amazing family! xxx


    • v taylor

      v taylor

      Dec 19, 2017

      Wishing Laura and James, baby Arthur all the best . Will be thinking of them , and look forward to hearing how he progress xxx Val Taylor


    • Lucy Thorne

      Lucy Thorne

      Dec 19, 2017

      Sending baby Arthur and all your family lots of love. Xx


    • David Simmonds

      David Simmonds

      Dec 18, 2017

      Wow you guys are both amazing! Look forward to meeting Arthur one day.


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