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Closed 27/07/2017

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£18,057raised of £65,000 target by 473 supporters

    Weʼve raised £18,057 to Buy a woodland to help other families that share our experience of losing a baby & to support the nurses at Southampton Neo Natal Unit.

    Location
    Bosham, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 27th July 2017

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    On 15th March 2017, Jo gave birth to our beautiful first-born son, Puck, at 40 weeks +9 days after an uncomplicated dream pregnancy. Due to complications during labour, Puck was born via emergency c-section and needed to be resuscitated. He was transferred to Southampton University Hospital Neo-Natal Unit but tragically died in our arms early the following morning. Whilst we are still awaiting answers as to what unfurled on that day, we feel strongly that something good must come out of this utterly devastating event that has changed our lives forever. As avid lovers of nature, we were so looking forward to sharing our passion for outdoor adventure and wildlife with our son and had made so many exciting plans. Now that this opportunity has been so cruelly stolen from us, we are adamant that Puck's spirit will live on in the natural beauty that is all around us and we find great comfort in this belief. Purchasing a woodland in memory of Puck will not only help with the long grieving process that lies ahead of our family, but will also offer a playground for other families who have experienced similar tragedy. It is our hope that we will be able to offer a special place for families and the amazing nurses at Southampton Neo-Natal Unit to visit and seek solace. We intend to offer the woodland to families/Nurses to come and use at their leisure, whether it be to sit and contemplate, go for a beautiful walk or to come and camp for the weekend with other families with this shared experience. As an ecologist and outdoor educator, Jo wishes to use her knowledge and experience to help other grieving families to reconnect with the wild, find peace away from the madness of the modern world and all its demands and to re-awaken a love for nature which we strongly believe can help open the heart to healing. We hope that Puck's woodland will be a source of support & strength for all those who visit it. Please support Puck's Promise and help our son's short life to bring hope.

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    • Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney 2 months ago
      Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      2 months ago

      What uttterly amazing people you are. We send so you all so much love and thankyou for supporting us through this and helping us provide a sanctuary for grieving parents to heal. Our Just Giving crowdfunding page has now finished and we will be setting up a charity crowd funding page in the future. In the interim a paypal address will be used for any donations. This will be up and running shorty. Please watch out for future updates as to how the funds are being used. You are all wonderful :) Lots of Love Jo & Matt

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    • Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney 4 months ago
      Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      4 months ago

      Hello wonderful Puck's Promise People. A massive land mark in our fundraising has been achieved! Over the last few days we have reached over 25% of our target. We've received so many beautiful messages of support and heard so many stories that make us even more determined to succeed in our mission. We love you all and hope to give you an update soon on our proposed application to have charitable status. Love Jo, Matt & Puck XXX

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    • Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney 5 months ago
      Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      5 months ago

      Dear all- the amazing has happened! Yesterday we crossed the £10,000 mark. You continue to astound us with your incredible support. We thank you again for your love and generosity. Lots of love Jo & Matt Xx

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    • Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney 6 months ago
      Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

      6 months ago

      Dear All, Jo & I simply cannot believe we've managed to raise 10% of our target in 5 days. This is way beyond our expectations and hopefully it's already raising awareness of neo-natal death. The messages of support on this site have been beautiful and have touched us deeply, bringing some comfort to our lives. We cannot thank those of you who have supported us enough. We know that we have a long way to go on our fund raising mission but we are spurred on by Puck's little spirit and we will reach our goal. Please continue to share XXX

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    473

    • Jeannie Saville

      Jeannie Saville

      Jul 23, 2017

      Truly honoured to be able to help you fulfil your promise to your beautiful son. With much love, your one time next door neighbour,Jeannie

      £50.00

    • DAWN STOKES

      DAWN STOKES

      Jul 17, 2017

      Well done Alex for running your 5km for such a wonderful cause. Love from Dawn, Terry and Liam

      £10.00

    • Zoya Riley

      Zoya Riley

      Jul 16, 2017

      A beautiful way to remember your son.

      £20.00

    • Kate, Andrea & Thomas

      Kate, Andrea & Thomas

      Jul 13, 2017

      To Alex, Congratulations on your RFL 5K for Puck's PotLove Kate, Andre & Thomas xxxx

      £10.00

    • Jayne Cruise

      Jayne Cruise

      Jul 10, 2017

      For Puck's Promise - you are incredibly brave in sharing your story -good luck xx

      £20.00

    • Sioban Ford

      Sioban Ford

      Jul 10, 2017

      £5.00

    • Nora, Nadira, Harry & George

      Nora, Nadira, Harry & George

      Jul 10, 2017

      With much love for you and huge respect for your fundraising x

      £10.00

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    Matthew  Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    Bosham, United Kingdom

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