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£1,655raised of £1,300 target by 79 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,300 to Purchase a CuddleCot for Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen.

Llanelli, UK

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We are crowdfunding in memory of our beautiful baby boy Elis Ifans. He was born on April 26th 2018 at 28 weeks and devastatingly, he fell asleep shortly after.
Our goal is to raise as much money as we can to purchase a CuddleCot for Glangwili Hospital. A CuddleCot is a specialist piece of equipment which cools and preserves the baby's body once they have passed away. It enables bereaved parents to spend quality time with their baby and make precious memories in the short time that they have together.
We were very fortunate to spend 4 nights with Elis because of the CuddleCot. We were able to hold him, talk to him, read him a story and introduce him to his big brother, spending time as a family.
Our target might seem like a large sum of money, but for us, the CuddleCot has helped us to process what has happened and brought us a tremendous amount of comfort, knowing that we were able to be his Mami and Dadi for a short while. Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare and we never expected it to happen to us. We want to ensure that other bereaved parents going through this heartbreaking experience have access to this wonderful piece of equipment.
Osian and I are taking part in our own separate fundraising events, which are listed below, and we welcome any sponsorship donations.
Please give whatever you can.
Thank you xx

Osian- Walking from Crymych to Newport, Pembs via Preseli Mountains (22 miles) - 9/6/18

Lauren- Pontypridd 5k bounce run - 8/7/18

Lauren- Llanelli Colour Splash 5k run- 11/8/18

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    • caroline Hiorns

      caroline Hiorns

      Aug 14, 2018

      Well done on your run ladies. xGood luck with your fundraising. x


    • Emma Lewis

      Emma Lewis

      Aug 12, 2018

      What a wonderful thing you are doing in your sons memory 💙and for other parents going through such a heartbreaking time. So glad that you have reached your target and more love.. Desna and Emma x


    • Laura Thomas

      Laura Thomas

      Aug 11, 2018

      What an amazing cause xx


    • Nikki Phillips

      Nikki Phillips

      Aug 11, 2018

      Well done on the run today. Fantastic cause xxx


    • Elizabeth Turner

      Elizabeth Turner

      Aug 11, 2018


    • Anne Corless

      Anne Corless

      Aug 11, 2018

      Well done girls....excellent cause. Sorry I didnt see you crossing the finishing line Nat xx


    • Jade Roberts

      Jade Roberts

      Aug 11, 2018



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