Charlie Logan’s Story
Our little miracle and a real fighter.
Our Son Charlie was born on 30th September 2010 at gestation of just 24 weeks; he weighed just 1lb 6oz and was looked after by the Neonatal Unit for 6 months before he came home.
The Unit and nurses were excellent during the time Charlie was in hospital and the Tiny Lives fund provides everything from tiny nappies, clothes, parking permits and food to presents for family and siblings on special days (birthdays, Christmas etc.). None of this is provided by the NHS and this is very welcome when your child is new into the world.
Charlie has been our little miracle and a real fighter who has come through so many problems that have been thrown at him, the Neonatal Unit also deals with a lot of sadness of babies that don’t make it through their own little battles, the Neonatal Team spend a lot of time with parents supporting them through the very difficult and emotional times offering guidance and support.
This wonderful fund also organises an annual Christmas Reunion Party for all babies who have been in the unit over the past 12 months or would like to reunite with old friends. This annual festive event includes entertainment, stocking fillers and a chance to meet Santa – all funded by Tiny Lives.
Charlie’s parents chose to fundraise for Tiny Lives
Charlie’s dad, plus family and friends, walked up Ben Nevis (1344 metres, Scotland), Scarfell Pike (978 metres, England) and Snowdon (1085 metres, Wales) within 24 hours on 22nd June 2012 to raise money for Tiny Lives. They raised over £6,000 – amazing!
The team that completed this challenge was: Anthony Logan, Michael Logan, Reece Kesson, Paul McGill, Aaron Matheson, Gary Spraggon, Richard Armstrong, Mark Nurdin, Gary Follett and Anthony Bulmer – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/3peaks24hourmadness