Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
My name is Emma, I live in Aldershot with my husband Trevor and our daughter Ruby, we also have a son, Ellis, unfortunately Ellis was stillborn on the 21st June 2019 at full term. We have set up this fundraising page in memory of our gorgeous boy to help raise money for the hospital that helped us through what was quite honestly, the worst time of our lives. Frimley Park Hospital's maternity ward has one of the best reputations in the UK and one of the very few hospitals that have a bereavement suite. The Rowan Suite (bereavement suite) is a place no parent wants to go, if you are in that suite then it means you have joined a very unique & heart breaking club, a club no one wants to join. For us it meant that this was the place our son would be born but also it would be the place we would have to leave him and return home without our darling boy.
The Rowan Suite is next to the labour ward, it has to be for practical reasons, but this does mean that you do run the risk of hearing other mums in labour and also hearing those first new born cries, which can be heart breaking to hear. The Suite requires some refurbishment to make it as pleasant a place as possible for the parents who are in there, two things that will help this are air conditioning & sound proofing, two things you won't immediately notice but would be very grateful for, so this is what we are fundraising for and I believe our target of £6000 is completely achievable.
To help with the fundraising a group of friends and I, now known as Team Ellis will be running the Frimley 10K on Sunday 3rd May 2020. The group is made up of a group of ladies who all have different running abilities but one main goal, honouring my baby boy and raising money to help parents who may have to go through this horrific journey themselves
Thank you in advance for any donation you are able to offer and we will keep you posted with our fundraising efforts!
Lots of love Emma, Trevor, Ruby & of course our beautiful boy Ellis xxxx
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