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Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund Cold Cots and facilities for the Butterfly suite, supporting parents whose infant has been born sleeping at Burnley General Hospital.

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Staff at Burnley College will be undertaking a series of remarkable challenges to help raise money to fund cold cots for Burnley General Hospital and bereavement support services.

The cause was chosen following the tragic loss of Chris and Abby's son, baby Alexander James Stone, who was born peacefully asleep on June 4, 2018, at 37 weeks.

Activities will include the Chester marathon, running the height of Everest (20 times up and down Pendle hill) alongside the Yorkshire and National three peaks. The team are training hard putting in the miles both on the road and on the fells.

The team are wanting to support Alexander’s grandad, who works at the college. Cold Cots give bereaved parents and families the precious time with their son or daughter, which would not be possible without the Cold Cots.

Nearly 4000 babies are born asleep each year in the UK. This means 1 in every 225 births, 9 babies each day. Your support could mean that more parents could start their grieving journey as hard and upsetting as it is, a very special time to recognise their baby as a person and as an important part of their family.

Chris and Abby have kindly agreed to share their story:
Chris and Abby found out that their baby had no heart beat at 37 weeks. Baby Alexander was born asleep on 4 June 2018 at Burnley General Hospital where members of the health care team supported Chris and Abby, taking time to create memories and acknowledge their babies existence to the world. They were given the time to dress him, take photographs, in fact, the beautiful photograph above is Alexander holding his mummy and daddy’s hand. They were also given copies of his hand and foot prints. They were able to place him in one of these special cots where they could stay with him overnight and his family could meet him. Without one of these cots this valuable family time would have been impossible.

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  • Paul Whittaker1 month ago
    Paul Whittaker

    Paul Whittaker

    1 month ago

    Kits getting packed and now managing the nerves in the build up to the run tomorrow. Thank you for your support both in words and donations. Tomorrow is about Alexander and his family and giving more families the opportunity to spend precious time together. #family #friends #time

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  • Paul Whittaker2 months ago
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    Paul Whittaker

    2 months ago

    Two weeks to go until the White Rose Ultra. On 3 November, Simon and Sol will be running 100, Paul 60 with Dave and Chris completing the 30 mile loop. Each loop consists of 7500ft of climbing with Sol and Simon running over 23000 ft each. As a group we will complete 320 miles in total and over 75000ft of climbing !!! That’s a couple of Everest’s. Last big week of training coming up !! Your support will help make a difference.

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  • Paul Whittaker2 months ago
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    Paul Whittaker

    2 months ago

    Last week we ran the Chester Marathon as part of our first leg to raise awareness and money for Alexander’s coldcot appeal. Dave and Chris added further miles this week. With the fall out of the Chester marathon still in their legs, they both ran the Manchester Half marathon today. Well done fellas. Thank you for your donations.

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Page last updated on: 11/12/2018 11:13 AM

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  • Amy

    Amy

    Nov 12, 2018

    Well done everyone!! 😊

    £20.00

  • Hannah

    Hannah

    Nov 7, 2018

    Well done Sol and Paul!! Lots of love Hannah & George xx

    £10.00

  • Rick Neild

    Rick Neild

    Nov 4, 2018

    An effort to be proud of and to know that it will make a difference. Congratulations to you all.

    £20.00

  • David Heaven

    David Heaven

    Nov 4, 2018

    Good luck

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 3, 2018

    Well done!

  • Kym

    Kym

    Nov 3, 2018

    Well done all, your amazingKym and Craig. Sols sister x

    £20.00

  • catherine whittaker

    catherine whittaker

    Nov 3, 2018

    Amazing effort boys! You can do it!

    £100.00

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