Former Ward 35 mam to hold live music night for Tiny Lives

Following the birth of her daughter, Betsy, 8 weeks prematurely in August 2017, mam Rachel has kindly chosen to support Tiny Lives with a music-filled fundraising event in June.


Speaking about her time on the Neonatal Unit, Rachel said: “When Betsy was born she needed immediate support from the Neonatal Unit and an operation at 2-days old to fix a problem in her intestines. We spent almost 2 months on Unit as she recovered and grew… We are so grateful to Tiny Lives and all of the staff in the Neonatal Unit at the RVI for making it possible for our daughter to live the wonderful life she does and for the exceptional care of us, as her parents.”

Betsy, who has Downs Syndrome, is now almost 2 and is happy and thriving. Her story features on the Tiny Lives website, which can be read here.

Rachel’s event will be taking place on Saturday 8th June, 7pm at The Cumberland Arms in Byker. As well as live music from local artists, the night will feature a raffle and tombola!

Rachel Mewes Gig