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Donating profits from MadeJustSew.com for Tommy's, the baby charity because they support research into premature births.

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Tommy's, the baby charity

We fund research into pregnancy problems to save babies' lives

Charity Registration No. 1060508

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Thank you for visiting my Fundraising page. If you are here to enter the Competition to win a Keepsake Memory Bear from my Company Made Just Sew, please follow these simple steps:

1). Make a minimum donation of £2 (you can donate more if you wish)

2) In the message section add your Instagram Name (eg: @madejustsew) 

The Closing date is Midnight on Saturday 17th November 2018. Any donations after that date will not be valid for the competition. The winner will be messaged through Instagram. 

Thank you, and here is our story: 


On January 11th 2013 our lives changed forever, Lucy Charlotte Campion was born – just over 10 weeks early, arriving at arriving at 29 weeks and 5 days and only weighing a mere 2lb 7oz.

The first 24 hrs were tough as her feisty nature meant she fort the ventilator and had to be paralysed to enable the machines to help her breath. However over the next few days she went from strength to strength with the amazing support from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and within 3 days she had gone from being fully ventilated to partially assisted and then breathing entirely on her own. We were told to expect bumps along the road, however our little fighter just kept getting stronger and stronger every day, losing parts of the machine one wire at a time.

She had to stay in the incubator for some time though as she was so small and couldn't regulate her own temperature. It was days before we could even dress her as she had all the wires connected to her. The only thing she wore was a tiny nappy and hat. We couldn't even tell if she had her mom’s 'red' hair or not!

After 2 weeks on NICU Lucy continued to do really well and we managed to get her moved closer to home. She remained in hospital for another four weeks before finally arriving home on the 26th February. By this
point she had travelled over 150 miles and stayed in 3 different  hospitals!!! We were finally home with our little fighter and she was still only 5lb.

When life took this unexpected turn, it gave me the strength to take the leap from my career as a Biomedical Scientist to creating Made Just Sew. After Lucy turned one and we regained some sort of sleeping routine, I started sewing and one thing lead to another and Made Just Sew was born. It has given me the work/life balance I always dreamed of and I truly love it!

I have always felt the need to give back after our experience with Lucy. Just 10 months after Lucy was born I ran the Great South Half Marathon to raise money for the NICU ward where she was born.

I have now decided to support Tommy’s Baby Charity and donate 50p from every sale at Made Just Sew. And I’m sure I will dust the running
shoes off and add a race or two to sponsor along the way.  

Tommy's funds medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, and provides an information service about
health in pregnancy. My problems with Lucy started at 16 weeks pregnant and I am very aware of how very lucky we are. At any point of my pregnancy it could had gone a very different way. Supporting a charity like Tommy’s, is supporting research to help prevent premature births like we experienced. It’s an experience I would never wish upon anyone.

Help me support an amazing charity that is so close to our hearts.

50p from every purchase at madejustsew.com will be donated. Or if you like, make a direct donation above. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our story,

Claire, Darren, Lucy and Emily Campion xxxx


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  • peeping through the curtain of Lucy's incubator
  • So many wires - even down to her toes! +7

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