Archive: Jul 2017
In 2016, the compercon team in Tyne and Wear contacted Tiny Lives to say they would like to support the charity at their Compercon 2017 event. After a lot of hard work from everyone sourcing lots of raffle prizes, organising a fun pack day full of lots of different competitions for people to take part in, they raised an astonishing amount of £8,331.
Tiny Lives went down on the day to talk about how their donations will help us to continue to support babies and families on the neonatal unit at the RVI and it was lovely to meet some many compercon members who travelled far and wide for the day. We spoke to members who had travelled from Belfast, London, York, Manchester and it was lovely to hear their stories of family members and friends who have experienced the journey of having a baby on the neonatal unit whether at the RVI, Newcastle or their local neonatal unit.
We also received a lovely donation of patchwork quilts which were kindly made by members at the Project Linus.
We really cant say thank you enough to the team in Tyne and Wear for all their hard work in organising the day and also to all the members who attended the day making the above donation possible.
Charming Thoughts a local shop in Blyth are kindly supporting Tiny Lives all in loving memory of Esme.
Esme Bows have been in very high demand since Michelle (owner of charming thoughts) started making the bows in memory of Esme.
After Esme spent her short live on the special care baby unit at the RVI, every bow sold Michelle kindly donates to Tiny Lives and also has a collection tub in the shop for customers to donate their loose change.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Stephen Robson for growing, and then shaving his beard for Tiny Lives, all in honour of his son Damien Allen Graham-Robson and the time he spent on the Special Care Baby Unit 4 years ago!
…it’s only right that if you’ve grown a beard only to shave it off and raise money for charity, you should have a little fun during the big shave!
Deciding not to stick with the half-beard, it all eventually came off. We hope Damien isn’t too confused by dad’s new look!
With the help of wife, Claire, Stephen raised the fantastic amount of £138.75 for Tiny Lives.
We’re so honoured that so many people sign up to take part in the Great North Run for Tiny Lives, and more often than not with a special someone spurring them on through the months of training and the 13.1 miles on the day.
Thank you so much to each and every runner in the team, their generous sponsors and their friends and family who support them through it all! We can’t wait to see you in the marquee after the big day for a well deserved cuppa.
We would also like to say a massive thank you to MTrec who once again have kindly sponsored our running vests and t-shirts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tiny Lives have moved space in the Charity Village! Please see here for more details!
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You can see the full team and read some of their inspiring stories here:
The Great North Run registration is now closed, however you can still join Team Tiny Lives if you have your own place through the general ballot.
To be added to the team and get your Tiny Lives running vest and sponsorship forms, please complete and return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Tiny Lives, Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE.
Thank you so much!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Amanda Higgins who took on a sky dive in June 2017 and raised the staggering amount of £2,385.23 for Tiny Lives, in loving memory of her son, Bradley Higgins, who passed away aged one week in January 2008.
Bradley was born on the 18th January weighing a healthy 8lb 6oz but after four days he suddenly became poorly and had to be rushed to the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, After emergency surgery I was told Bradley had a twisted bowel leaving his bowel too badly damaged to be repaired leaving his chances of survival very slim. Bradley died on 25th January aged one week of Neonatal Volvulus.
I’ve chose to donate any money raised to Tiny Lives because this was the charity that assisted me and my family as much as we required in the short time we were at the RVI, Newcastle. – Amanda Higgins
Thank you so much to everyone who supported Amanda and donated so generously in Bradley’s memory.
Amanda’s original fundraising target was £500, but with the incredible support of family, friends and colleagues at Network Rail, Amanda raised over 4 times this amount.
Well done, and from all of us at Tiny Lives, thank you so much for your amazing support!