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Weʼre raising £1,500 to help refurbish the Fetal Medicine Unit counselling rooms at the RVI Newcastle.

Northumberland UK

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As you know Cees runs. A lot. On the 22nd June 2019 he is undertaking his craziest run yet. The Spine Race. A non-stop, 7 day, 268 mile (431km) race from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Running is his passion and so sponsorship isn't something he usually requests however our recent family events mean this epic race takes on extra special meaning.

Early this year we were estatic to discover that we were expecting boy/girl twin babies. Unfortunately at our 12 week scan we were told that our girl twin was likely very poorly. What followed was two month's of unknowns, tests, procedures, scans and appointments at the Fetal Medicine Unit at the RVI in Newcastle. Unfortunately our girl twin died at 17 weeks due to a genetic translocation.

The unpredictable nature of Fetal Medicine means we spent a lot of time waiting in one of their three counselling rooms. Unfortunately these rooms are often the location you hear the news no parent wants to ever hear - that your unborn child has a serious medicine condition. Sadly in cases like ours they also become the setting where you learn your unborn child's life has ended.

Presently the counselling rooms are hospital formal in style with simple table and chairs and artwork that have been placed with the best intentions but are dated and not the most cheery.

Every single one of the amazing Fetal Medicine staff we encountered showed us such compassion and kindness that the unit deserves to be able to offer the same empathetic environment to deliver news, good and bad, as their work ethos.

All sponsorship received for Cees completing The Spine Race will go towards the costs of refurbishing the counselling rooms. Their aim is to to make them softer in decoration with sympathetic lighting, furniture and artwork to create a homely setting.

Contributing will also leave a little legacy for our girl twin who we won't get to take home with her brother but who we will never forget.

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  • Rebecca Van Der Land2 months ago
    Rebecca Van Der Land

    Rebecca Van Der Land

    2 months ago

    We can't believe the amount of money you generous souls have donated to our cause. Thank you all so, so much. Unfortunately Cess had to retire from The Spine Race on day 3 less than 60 miles from the finish due to stomach issues. A brave choice given how far out in the lead he was. He achieved over 200 miles of running in under 60 hours which is an AMAZING feat by itself! So our fundraising journey unexpectedly starts and ends with the RVI! He is being very well looked after and should be home with us soon ❤️

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  • Rebecca Van Der Land2 months ago
    Rebecca Van Der Land

    Rebecca Van Der Land

    2 months ago

    If you'd like to track Cees during the run The Spine Race have a fantastic GPS tracking system you can follow via the link below. You need to you the FUSION tracker and his race number is 236! http://live.opentracking.co.uk/spinefusion19/ Thank you all again ❤️

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  • Rebecca Van Der Land2 months ago
    Rebecca Van Der Land

    Rebecca Van Der Land

    2 months ago

    We've reached our 2nd revised target! Thank you so much to everyone who has shared our story, sent words of support and encouragement and donated towards fundraising. You're all bloody fantastic. We're delighted at the amazing response we received and proud and humbled that our little twin girl will leave such a worthwhile legacy in helping other families have somewhere just that little bit more comfortable in their time of need. Cees is busy repacking his kit bag for the third time this morning and soon we'll be on the road to the start!

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/31/2019 09.15

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101

  • Cees

    Cees

    Jul 31, 2019

    Donated in cash by Kev Cheetam, thanks Kev!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 1, 2019

    Amazing strong couple and family

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 1, 2019

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 30, 2019

    £10.00

  • Matthijs Van der Geest

    Matthijs Van der Geest

    Jun 25, 2019

    What a noble way to deal with a sad loss! We wish you all the best. Love, Matthijs and Tamar

    £20.00

  • Ian Pickett

    Ian Pickett

    Jun 25, 2019

    Cees, your effort has been inspirational and inspiring. Look forward to seeing you back out there.

    £50.00

  • Daniel Le Heron

    Daniel Le Heron

    Jun 25, 2019

    £40.00

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