27%
£17,862raised of £65,000 target by 462 supporters

Weʼre raising £65,000 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.

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Bosham, United Kingdom
Time left
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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

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    20 days ago

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    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

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    2 months ago

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    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

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    3 months ago

    Matthew Gurney & Jo Meeke-Gurney

    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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3 months ago

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  • Rob Butler

    Rob Butler

    Jun 17, 2017

    Good to meet you Matt.💚

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 12, 2017

    Dear Matt and Jo, a wonderful idea to have a special place to go and remember your beautiful son, Puck, and all the little babies including my little grandson George.With Love from your godmother xx

    £50.00

  • dan cohen

    dan cohen

    Jun 10, 2017

    A beautiful mission...I hope it becomes a reality very soon, and that the sacred space will always be one of serenity and comfort for you both and for many others.Sending love and peace to all.

    £100.00

  • Hannah Sabel

    Hannah Sabel

    Jun 9, 2017

    £20.00

  • Claire Moruzzi

    Claire Moruzzi

    Jun 9, 2017

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 6, 2017

    Thinking of you at this time of desperate loss - very little anyone can say to help but at least we can all help you achieve this

    £50.00

  • Rosemary Thomas

    Rosemary Thomas

    Jun 5, 2017

    "Through the forest have I gone" Puck, the mischievous Sprite. Thinking of you, with much sympathy in the loss of your little Puck, and sending all best wishes in your aim to acquire memorial woodland

    £50.00

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