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Stephanie Thrumble

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Are raising money for Tiny Lives for Tiny Lives because they are amazing!!

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  • Event: Colour Run, 17 Jun 2017

Tiny Lives

We care for sick and premature babies to give every baby the best chance of life

Charity Registration No. 1150178

Story

Each year 750 babies are born prematurely and their families will experience life in SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit).

We were one of those families. Our little miracle Oliver was born 12 weeks early and weighed a teeny 955g and spent 10 weeks on SCBU.

The Tiny Lives Trust is a registered charity that helps to care for premature and sick newborn babies, their mothers and families in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Newcastle Neonatal Service based in Ward 35 of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Tiny Lives provides;

developmental care aids and equipment, for example baby nests, gel pillows, sleep shades, and noise level monitors that offer the highest quality of care

a package of support for every family so parents can chart their baby’s progress, including a memory box, journal, and stickers to record those early critical days, weeks, and sometimes months

a family room and accommodation as families often have to stay close to their baby
travel costs – financial support for low income families who may have to travel for many months from across the region
a Neonatal Physiotherapist to aid early development, support families, and train nursing staff

specialist training so nursing staff have access to the latest developments in neonatal care

a dedicated Social Worker who provides social, emotional, and practical support for parents

research grants that enable the unit to lead on neonatal developments and offer the highest quality of care

You never think it could happen to you but it can and without the support from Tiny Lives we wouldn't be the family of four we are today. So please dig deep and help us raise the much appreciated money that the SCBU and Tiny Lives need x

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