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Weʼre raising £50 to buy a sofa for a new room on Peterborough NICU, where parents will be able to talk with doctors in private about the care of their baby.

Peterborough, UK

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Following a chat I had with Kate the ward manager of Peterborough NICU late last year, I discovered that there are plans for a new room on the NICU ward. It will be a room where parents can talk with doctors in private about the care of their baby, or a place to go where they can have a good cry (speaking as someone who has spent time in NICU with a poorly baby, those moments do happen frequently!).

During that conversation I told Kate I would raise money to buy a comfy sofa for that room. One of the many things we found difficult about our time in NICU was that we always felt so exposed in there, one of my lasting memories is a doctor approaching me in the middle of the unit (not even in Xander's bay) to tell me they suspected he may have meningitis and/or sepsis and needed my permission to do a lumbar puncture. I can't explain what it is like to be told information like that, but to be told it in front of everyone is very difficult. If there had  been a room we  could have used for situations like this, or just for me to use in the moments I spent crying, it would have been amazing and made our NICU stay a whole different experience.

This is my first fundraising event this year, I am hoping by the end of this year I have enough money to buy the sofa!

I am hoping some of you lovely people will sponsor me to go vegetarian for Lent! Most people give up alcohol or chocolate to raise money in events like this, but I rarely consume either of those things, so it wouldn't be much of a challenge for me. I am 100% cavewoman though and L-O-V-E meat, so I know I am going to find this so tough. I hope to achieve my £50 target between now and Easter Sunday (which, FYI, will be a full on meat fest, I fully expect to be in a meat coma by the end of Easter Sunday, haha)

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    • Kirsty Louise

      Kirsty Louise

      Mar 30, 2018


    • Anna Marshall

      Anna Marshall

      Mar 30, 2018

      A lovely idea and a great cause. Well done Toni!


    • Sarah Law

      Sarah Law

      Mar 18, 2018

      Well done Toni! Love Sarah, Steve & Curtis x


    • Kelly, Leon & Harlie  xxx

      Kelly, Leon & Harlie xxx

      Mar 18, 2018

      Well done Toni xxx


    • Trisha Franklin

      Trisha Franklin

      Feb 17, 2018

      Anything for NICU is always a good cause! X


    • Jennifer Rice

      Jennifer Rice

      Feb 15, 2018

      You seem like once you’ve set you’re mind to something especially as it’s for such a good cause that you’re unbeatable but I’m here for support if you need it. XxX


    • Nichola Reilly

      Nichola Reilly

      Feb 14, 2018


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    Peterborough, UK

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