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£2,250raised of £500 target by 70 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to raise money for the Neonatal Unit at QMC Nottingham and also a Mother and Baby unit in Malawi

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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On June 1st this year I gave birth to our identical twin girls Primrose and Betsy by emergency C section. The girls were born at just 29 weeks and weighed 1lb 13oz and 2lb 11oz. They were rushed straight to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the QMC in Nottingham where the amazing doctors and nurses did everything in their power to give our girls a fighting chance. It is not a situation you ever expect to find yourself in and it is not until you are there that you see the miracles that these healthcare professionals do everyday. Very sadly, our little girl Primrose was just too small and too poorly and passed away in my arms at just 5 days old. The NICU team were fantastic and supported us and our families through this most difficult time.
Betsy spent 6 weeks in NICU being cared for 24 hours a day and we were delighted when on July 14th she came home to join her two older sisters.
We cannot thank the staff enough for the care, love and respect they showed to both our babies and our families. We would like to raise some money to help the NICU continue their fantastic work and to support families who find themselves in a similar situation.

I have been lucky enough to travel in my life and am acutely aware of the fact that access to healthcare can vary vastly depending on the country in which you live. I am more than aware that had we found ourselves in a similar situation, somewhere other than the UK, somewhere without a National Health Service, the outcome for us could have been very different. I could have lost both my babies and my own life and we will forever be grateful that we live in a country where we have access to this privilege.

Having spent a year travelling around Africa, it is a place held dear in my heart. A school friend of mine runs a charity Love, Support, Unite in Malawi and we would also like to raise money to support their work with mothers and babies in this area.

We would like to raise money for these two important causes in memory of our baby girl, our little fighter, our precious Primrose.

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  • Fran Groombridge8 months ago
    Fran Groombridge

    Fran Groombridge

    8 months ago

    A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Primrose's Project so far. We are overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and are pleased to announce that we have doubled our original target of £500 and have now raised over £1000 in memory of our baby girl. We know there are some more fundraising projects going on such as Christmas card collections, cake sales and a big New Years Day Walk which we will post more details on soon. Many thanks for your ongoing support xx

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  • Fran Groombridge8 months ago
    Fran Groombridge

    Fran Groombridge

    8 months ago

    We did It!! It was minus 2! But we did it and loved it!! Huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored us xx

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  • Fran Groombridge9 months ago
    Fran Groombridge

    Fran Groombridge

    9 months ago

    Only 2 days to go until Laura, Kelly and I put on our running shoes for the Santa Run in aid of Primrose's Project! Any donations gratefully received!

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Page last updated on: 6/28/2018 1:01 PM



  • Abigail Parker

    Abigail Parker

    Jun 28, 2018

    Very late doing this sorry, Fran. Great you've raised such a lot for such a valuable cause. Thinking of you all and your loss xx


  • Frances Groombridge

    Frances Groombridge

    Jun 12, 2018

    Money raised at our Afternoon Tea Fundraiser (minus money spent on completing bags for neonatal unit)A HUGE thanks to everyone involved in baking cakes, bringing games, face painting and buying cakes


  • Mary Spencer(Meg)

    Mary Spencer(Meg)

    Jun 12, 2018

    What a fantastic effort ,Fran. I am so proud of you and I know Steve would be too.


  • Nicola Lightfoot

    Nicola Lightfoot

    Jun 5, 2018

    Lots of love Pete, Nikki and family xxx


  • Tina Lloyd & family

    Tina Lloyd & family

    Jun 5, 2018

    hi, I'm sorry to have missed the fundraiser but please feel free to put the donation towards activity packs or the malawi project, as required.

  • N Woolerton

    N Woolerton

    Feb 13, 2018

    £83 from the regulars at our local pub who bought burgers and sausage at Alex’s 40th Birthday. I’ve rounded it up to £100. Lots of love. Walt & Alex.


  • Richard Patrick

    Richard Patrick

    Jan 19, 2018



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