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Charlie's Angels

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Team story

[p]In loving memory of a very special little boy Charlie Jack Chadwick born asleep 9[sup]th[/sup] May 2013[/p][p] [/p][p]We are trying to raise as much money as we can to donate to the maternity unit at Royal Bolton Hospital for medical equipment.[/p][p] [/p][p]Charlie’s Story by Debbie[/p][p]Charlie Jack Chadwick was conceived after a long battle with infertility and we were overjoyed when we discovered we were expecting him. However the pregnancy was fraught with complications and we feared every day that we would lose our precious boy. At our 20 week scan it was discovered that I had a grade 4 placenta previa but more worryingly there was a risk I also had placenta percreta. We were advised that there is 3 types of this condition, percreta being the worst which would mean that the placenta penetrates through uterine wall and looks for another organ (usually the bladder) to attach itself to. We were told not to worry as the condition is extremely rare and that an MRI scan would be arranged further into the pregnancy to hopefully get a clearer idea if this was the case.[/p][p]Unfortunately I awoke in the early hours of 8[sup]th[/sup] May in agony, an ambulance was called and I was taken to Bolton hospital. On arrival it was diagnosed that I had internal bleeding and an operation would be needed. We were devastated at this, as we knew it would be too early for our darling boy. It was agreed to keep me under observation and operate if things deteriorated any further. I was hopeful my little fighter would prove everyone wrong and was desperately trying to manage the increasing pain I was in. On Thursday 9[sup]th[/sup] May things were deteriorating further, I felt Charlie kicking for the very last time around 3.50pm about 10 minutes before things took a dramatic turn. I became very unwell in a very short period of time and fell unconscious. I was rushed to theatre where surgeons discovered that 4L of my blood where in my abdomen leaving only circa 1.5L for the rest of my body. Tragically my uterus has ruptured and disintegrated due to placenta percreta, which had also invaded my bladder. The medical team fought hard for 4 hours a transfusion of 18 units and a hysterectomy ultimately saved my life.[/p][p]My brave little fighter was born sleeping at 5.09pm. I was woken the following day in intensive care on a life support machine to have my heart broken with the news that the fight we had shared was over….my beautiful baby boy had gained his wings  and my life as I knew it had changed forever.[/p][p]Charlie has changed our world and we want to give our little boy the chance to make a difference in the world he left too soon.[/p][p]The care we received whilst we were under the care of Bolton hospital was amazing and we feel very strongly that we need to give back as a thank you to the hospital and also to help other parents who tragically may find themselves in our position.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read our darling boy’s story x[/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p]On Saturday 19[sup]th[/sup] October 2013, Gemma is doing a bungee jump to raise money for the Maternity unit at The Royal Bolton Hospital. Friends at Bolton Council were Debbie works are working hard to raise as much money as possible. This event is a way to give back to the hospital that looked after Debbie and her family when they needed it most. The tragic loss of Charlie has turned the lives of Debbie, Russ and their family upside down. As their friends knowing we cannot make things better or heal their pain we felt we had to do something. There are various work based events taking place, a mammoth bake sale, a bring and buy sale, an auction, and a fantastic raffle. The 160ft bungee jump is the grand finale.[/p][p]Please donate generously through Virgin Money Giving. Virgin money giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where your donor is eligible for this.[/p][p]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

20 Oct 2013


Nov 20, 2013


Family friend

£17.00 plus £4.25 Gift Aid

Nov 14, 2013


From the staff, parents and children at Eagley School House Nursery 1 and 2 xx


Nov 8, 2013

Peter Billington

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 6, 2013

Jenna Masterson

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 3, 2013


donations with love from Margaret and Audrey xx


Nov 1, 2013

3 Monkeys Communications


Oct 31, 2013


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 25, 2013


With love to you and to Baby Charlie and all the families who will benefit from your fundraising.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 25, 2013

Sam Carolan

Well done Gemma. What a great friend you are. Sleep tight little Charlie xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2013

Matt Fletcher

Great cause. Good luck all.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Gemma Mitchell

Gemma Mitchell