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£890
raised of £1,080 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £890 to buy Christmas gifts for the families on the Neonatal unit of Russells Hall Hospital

    Brierley Hill, West Midlands
    Funded on Monday, 31st August 2020

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    This year our chosen company charity is the Neonatal unit in Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.

    A little more about our story...

    Elijah Joseph Cottingham was born 15 weeks early late in December 2007, he weighed 880g or 1lb 15oz. He was a scrap of life, but he was our boy and to this date remains our absolute hero. That day was the start of a very long journey, one that we had no idea of where the final destination would take us. We knew nothing about premature babies, of their chances or the steps that needed to be taken to get them home.

    Elijah (or as he is now effectionately known, Dibble) was a fighter. He overcame so many obstacles in those first weeks of life, infections, holes in his heart, jaundice, reflux, numerous blood transfusions and two bleeds on the brain. His tiny size was only one factor that the medical team had to contend with, but their hard work and care is something that we will be forever endebted to.

    In those early moments, a few days before Christmas we were lost. It was a time of year that should be so filled with joy, especially with a new baby, but our emotions were a mixture of happiness, fear and sorrow. It remains a tough time for us, now almost twelve years on. The lights, the songs, the weather, all take us back to those dark days of late December 2007.

    So with all this in mind, we have chosen the Russells Hall Hospital Neonatal Unit as our very first Eighty3 Design Ltd Charity of the Year. Our first target is to raise enough money to provide each of the 18 cots/incubators on the unit over Christmas with a gift. Just something to open, on their child's very first Christmas morning, that lets them know that there are people out there thinking about them and sending them all the positive thoughts in the world. With this in mind we will create (we are a design company) a Christmas card with the name of every person who donates to accompany the gift.

    Thanks for reading guys. :)

    - Rebecca Cottingham, Eighty3 Development Manager... and more importantly, Elijah's Mom.

    #teamdibble

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    • Eighty3 Design Ltd2 years ago
      Eighty3 Design Ltd

      Eighty3 Design Ltd

      2 years ago

      On Christmas Eve we took the man himself to deliver the gifts to the Neonatal ward. We managed to meet some of the new parents and Elijah handed out several of the presents personally. It was incredibly hard walking back onto the ward, but we are so glad we could put a smile on some people's faces. Thank you all for your support, without it, we couldn't have achieved this wonderful thing! In the end, we managed to give each of the 18 cots a box of Thornton's Chocolates and a £40 gift card to spend at Merry Hill. Thanks you once again.

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    • Eighty3 Design Ltd3 years ago
      Eighty3 Design Ltd

      Eighty3 Design Ltd

      3 years ago

      Hi all, firstly, thank you all so much, we're almost halfway there! Last week we took part in a 'Santa dash' around Russells Hall Hospital with some members of the staff there. It was an amazingly postive experience waving at patients of all ages and we got a mince pie after! We were in the paper too - See if you can spot us!! https://www.expressandstar.com/news/health/2019/12/07/russells-hall-hospital-staff-take-part-in-santa-dash/

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    • Eighty3 Design Ltd3 years ago
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      Eighty3 Design Ltd

      3 years ago

      We've collected the boxes from Thorntons already, they're piled high in the office as I type! Thanks to everyone who has donated, your generosity means that eighteen families will be getting a little bit of light in their darkest of hours.

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    Supporters

    35

    • The fans of Future Championship Wrestling

      The fans of Future Championship Wrestling

      Jan 3, 2020

      We raised this from our Christmas show, keep it up guys!

      £120.00

    • Jo Rowley

      Jo Rowley

      Dec 19, 2019

      £5.00

    • Mark & Amanda (Cake & Lace)

      Mark & Amanda (Cake & Lace)

      Dec 19, 2019

      We are happy to support such a noteworthy cause this holiday season! Thanks for all that you guys are doing to raise awareness to those in need.

      £40.00

    • ASCOT INTERNATIONAL

      ASCOT INTERNATIONAL

      Dec 18, 2019

      keep good work going

      £100.00

    • Ann Kelly

      Ann Kelly

      Dec 18, 2019

      On behalf of Ann Kelly

      £10.00

    • Rebecca Cottingham

      Rebecca Cottingham

      Dec 18, 2019

      On behalf of Auntie Pat & Uncle Al

      £10.00

    • Jenny Boden

      Jenny Boden

      Dec 17, 2019

      £5.00

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