Rob Williams

Yorkshire three peaks challenge fundraiser for Petals in memory of Nuala

Fundraising for Petals
£7,002
raised of £500 target
by 147 supporters
Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge , 13 April 2024
In memory of Nuala Williams
Petals

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RCN 1150375
We provide free specialist counselling to parents suffering pregnancy or baby loss

Story

On the 13th April 2024, Rob Williams, Tom Williams, Jamie Palmer, Ian Price, Callum English, Ciaran Price, Sam Johnson, Brian Mulgrew & Matt Stone will take on the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is 24-miles (38.6km) round trip route, and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres), in under 12 hours.

Below is the reason for our challenge, unfortunately Tom Williams and his Fiancé Lucy Hill lost their baby Nuala in August 2023 and their story is below.

Our beautiful daughter Nuala Sarah Louise Williams was born sleeping on 05/08/2023. We had been through 38+2 weeks of pregnancy when we found out she no longer had a heartbeat after reduced and then no movement during the day.

Our whole world was turned upside down and the pain we feel is indescribable. Sat in MAU waiting to be seen for hours, endless midwives, doctors and consultants trying to find a heartbeat. Sitting in silence and being in shock. Crying, lots of crying. Holding eachother tightly with no words. Taking a pill to prepare the body for labour and then going home to wait it out for 48 hours. The days that followed were dark and lonely even though we were surrounded by family and we had to try and prepare ourselves to give birth to our sleeping angel, although nothing can prepare you for that.

04/08/23 - we were booked in at the hospital to give birth - labour and birth was the most intense, empowering thing I have ever done, but overwhelmed by sadness. When Nuala was born and immediately placed on my chest my heart burst with an overwhelming sense of love and pride. Our beautiful baby girl, delivered safely but sleeping into this world. Watching Tom cut the cord was meant to be one of the happiest moments of my life, in a way it was, heartbreaking to watch but with immense admiration, pride and love for my daughter and fiancée. The skin to skin time we both shared with Nuala will always be etched in us and we are forever grateful we are your mummy and daddy.

Nuala Sarah Louise Williams born at 00:50 on 05/08/23, weighing 6lbs 5oz, just absolute perfection.

The hours that followed Nuala‘s birth are a complete blur, we are just thankful we got to spend precious time with our daughter over the days after and make some everlasting memories. The team at the JR were brilliant and looked after us so well, I’m unsure how they do their jobs so immaculately within such heartbreaking circumstances.

So here we are, home, without our darling daughter. Heartbroken and incomplete. The only way we can think of to keep busy and help keep Nualas memory alive is to now throw ourseleves into fundraising for Tommys and Sands the leading charities for stillborn, misscariage and neonatal death; Petals, a free counseling service for bereaved parents to access, Tom and I will be making use of this and Aching Arms, a charity that provided us with our own bear donated by another bereaved family in memory of their baby.

Follow us on our journey to see all the crazy stuff we get up to!

About the charity

Petals

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1150375
Petals specialist counselling service can be accessed by any parent affected by pregnancy or baby loss. We provide this service at no cost to parents and it is our aim to offer this vital service to all bereaved parents no matter where they live or the type of loss they have experienced.

Donation summary

Total raised
£7,002.00
+ £850.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,190.00
Offline donations
£2,812.00

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