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Jenny Primrose

Team Donnie

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My story

[p]Hello everyone[/p][p]You may have noticed through various social media accounts that I have been attempting to get fit and run more, after watching my partner run the London Marathon this year (thank you for inspiring me Timothy). Alongside Tim (running very far behind him no doubt) who is running for St John Ambulance, I am all set to run the Royal Parks Half marathon for the charity Donnie's fund. This charity really stood out to me, not only because I am a student midwife who has spent time with women/families on the neonatal unit, but also because this incredible family went through such a rare and tremendously painful experience and managed to set up a charity to help others who may find themselves in similar situations. [/p][p]Donnie's fund are a small charity so [u]please please dig deep[/u] people. Please read on for more details about Donnie and what his amazing family are using your donations for:[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]DONNIE'S FUND: [/b]Supporting families in neonatal intensive care and furthering dialogue on medical ethics[/p][p][b]DONNIE'S STORY: [/b]Donnie was born on Thursday 20th April 2017. He had Edwards Syndrome and was not expected to live more than a few days or weeks. Donnie lived for 142 days and died on 8th September 2017.[/p][p][b]DONNIE'S DONATIONS PAYS FOR: [/b]Working with the University College London Hospitals neonatal team, we have identified some potential projects which could improve the lives of families with babies in neonatal intensive care and cannot be paid for from NHS budgets.[/p][p][b]I CAN’T SEE MY BABY:[/b] Families may live hundreds of miles from the neonatal unit or they may have other children or care demands. This makes it hard and expensive to visit their baby... especially if it's the middle of the night. In winter, things are even more difficult as siblings (and other relatives) are not allowed to visit at all. State of the art, secure webcams, with features suitable for intensive care could help a thousand families each year stay in touch with their babies at any time of day or night. A common feature in American neonatal units, this would be a first for the UK.[/p][p][img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/04fgugwfSViIcgSPC_4Q92Sh-Sf8TGgTaXoRMNy192BTtSNv8vvIoHNTQOl0vEOIr_yD4O4sVyKWYM-y3BLHY6tf_FATe16Do59kRVyr6bUFKpOQYi2u30h8DPbT9ugDFYYc2hrh" height="251" width="624[/img][/p][p][b]IT'S 3AM, I NEED A SHOWER AND SOMEWHERE TO SLEEP:[/b] A baby's condition in the neonatal unit can change rapidly and without warning. Parents may expect to come and visit for just a few hours one afternoon, but end up spending an anxious time at the cot side until the early hours, or even all night. The hospital only has accommodation for two families at a time.[/p][p][img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LDfEMJU5VFhOMQgkupbncY1shg_eKrF803fvMvgG2ccHEgbAW0AVuXGg4h6PtWWW0PoKqKIcK6A7MLiAc152Hf5Vhb5YLzfOPaF7amgGi_5oXjLFp-4FobFOR2x_-5WTImWmfWwV" height="261" width="624[/img][/p][p]When shops are closed, providing a pack of little essentials is a way of looking after parents whilst they are focusing their energies on looking after their baby.[/p][p][img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Ro3a4JmYKqzgsZOXfumwej9DtYmjpMLSLSSaOwysco1BWAMNZN5Ku2psYXFaQ5naQqFfy5d-gDiPpJnPuLZNN5Q_9GmEfg0ivBCHtyE8vijtHf_3O59pjO5aU7w3sqKKdKpL_7D1" height="264" width="624[/img][/p][p][b]MY 5 YEAR OLD FINDS IT HARD TO VISIT: [/b]During the summer months (about 5 months of the year), siblings are allowed to visit the unit. Visiting their baby is incredibly important for children but the neonatal environment can be hard for them and they often find themselves staying longer than their parents planned.[/p][p][img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/kYhlll3jVx8eD0XLVWHzZx4sqHG6C22HP0g5EHBydSqbJ5La7eNrV7v1C0IiGlAJA42T6LE9WLOlrAxuI7nIZa3EB9VKp6EaHonLlLz1n4-yBBjJWW2xcv2gNgD4J_UkDYT4Va5V" height="260" width="624[/img][/p][p][b]I CAN’T AFFORD TO VISIT MY BABY:[/b] There is often a financial impact when families have babies on the neonatal unit. Parents may need to reduce their working hours or even stop working altogether. At the same time, costs rise as parents need to travel to central London, where they may need to buy food and other essentials based on convenience, not price.[/p][p][img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CaFNMCdKI7Cm8dhkegyhVk5dE9wabzc8KgGj3ZJWZFspSF7ZRA22DNh53o38d59IGPkffOuj0LIEX2Nr5UJRLMsytn86aT2Vd1fA1Zfvi_nAoUij4XxX5dZBLMJPD7G2ZhueycJN" height="235" width="624[/img][/p][p][br][/p][p]I have a lot to raise in a short amount of time so please spare whatever change you can to support Donnie's Fund.[/p][p]Thank you[/p][p]JP[/p][p]X[/p]

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Oct 15, 2018

Karen & Isabel

Jenny well done you are amazing love Karen £10 cash and well done from Isabel £5 cash

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2018


Well done Jenny xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2018

Sausage Pritchard

Good luck today Jenny.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2018


Go Jenifah!


Oct 13, 2018


Good luck Jenny-you won’t need it mind, you’ll smash it Jess and Patrick xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2018


Good luck jen x


Oct 13, 2018



Oct 13, 2018


Jen this is a donation Charlotte gave me for you. Good luck for tomorrow. Xx


Oct 8, 2018

Sam and Dave

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2018


You’ll be amazing with all that training!!! Hope you’ll enjoy every second of it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid