xmlns:b='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/b' xmlns:data='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/data' xmlns:expr='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/expr' Remembering Jack: The Final Chapter | The Parent Game

Friday, 3 April 2015

Remembering Jack: The Final Chapter

For those of you with a really good memory, you may remember how myself and my friend Lisa had a great deal of support from a lot of amazing people in order to raise £2,000 for Addenbrookes Hospital. We started the fundraising to honour the memory of Lisa's beautiful son who lived just two days. If you would like to, you can read the original story here. Lisa recently travelled to Cambridge to hand over the cheque and meet some of the wonderful staff who do such a brilliant job looking after some of the most vulnerable of the hospital's patients. There follows a short post from Lisa, who wanted an opportunity to thank everyone who made this possible, so I will leave the final word to her. I did just want to add a thank you of my own, though. It's a massive thank you to every blogger, FB business owner, friend and stranger who got behind all the hair-brained schemes that helped us reach our total. From quiz nights to celebrity auctions, no one ever said; 'Are you sure about this?' and for that support I will always be grateful! Over to you, Lisa!


It's over and as expected it was full of emotion. On the morning I had a few tears and started getting nervous going back to the place I last gave my son his last kiss suddenly hit me luckily I had my mum on hand to give me some lovely words of advice.we were greeted by 3 lovely ladies holding a huge cheque when we arrived and after a brief chat headed up to the nicu ward to have some photos done with the cheque and nurses.they were very grateful for the money and assured me it will be a huge help and would let me know what it was spent on. It was bittersweet at that moment as I realised I was stood outside the room I lost my son in .but knowing because of him another baby has a better chance of survival made me remember why we were there. This wouldn't have been possible from the start to end without the wonderful Lucy Dorrington [Edit: *blush*] she did everything a perfect friend would do in the situation I was on and we had never met.she truly is an angel in disguise as are each and everyone who helped raise the £2000 from sharing, donating items/money, fundraising and being there for me you are all amazing.Thank you all so much for keeping baby Jack's memory alive I know he is very proud xx



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  1. Well done for raising £2000, I bet it was difficult to return to the nicu but good knowing that the money would be used to help other babies

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  2. Well done - a great sum of money to raise and I'm sure it will make a real difference. A great memorial to your son too.

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  3. Wow what an exceptionally fantastic amount of money to have raised for such a sad yet worthy cause.

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  4. What an amazing thing to come from such a tragic story. Well done, Jack will be so proud xxxx

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  5. Well done for raising this much money. £2000 is a very impresive amount and I am sure it will help helping others.

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  6. Oh wow well done on raising so much money for such an amazing cause!! Very inspiring

    Laura x

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  7. That's awesome Lucy, well done. You put in so much hard work. You must be so proud of your self. Xxx

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  8. Well done lovelies - I only know you guys from facebook but I am so very proud of you! xxx

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  9. Wow that's amazing, I'm so impressed and what a lovely legacy for that little boy.

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  10. Wow you have all done an amazing job. £2000 is a super amount.

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  11. Well done on raising the money, £2k is a lot and I'm sure it will make a big difference for them. Great work! x
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  12. Well done at raising an incredible amount of money in memory of your son. I'm sure it will make a big difference to the unit and future babies being cared for there.

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  13. Wow well done to you all, what a wonderful testament to the power of blogging, social media and friendship. I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad you can find some peace in knowing you've helped other babies x
    Thanks so much for linking up to #maternitymatters x x x

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  14. I have only just seen most of these comments,unsure why? but thank you all so much for your kind words it means alot xxx

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