TruStack raises over £7000 for Tiny Lives

Back in 2019, IT managed services business TruStack chose us to be their Charity of the Year!

They had a number of great events planned which unfortunately couldn’t go ahead due to the pandemic, but this didn’t stop the TruStack team from coming up with some very inventive virtual fundraising ideas and events and they managed to raise an incredible £7,200!

The money TruStack raised will help Tiny Lives’ vital work to support hundreds of babies and their families throughout their neonatal journey.

Rachel Hardwick, our funding and partnerships officer said ‘TruStack has been absolutely phenomenal in its support of our charity. The company has managed to continue fundraising in such inventive ways to keep up its pledge, and we are so grateful.’

‘It would have been easy for them to say ‘sorry, we have our own stuff going on, we’ll see you when the pandemic is over’, but they didn’t. They went above and beyond to make sure they could keep raising money for us.’

TruStack made the decision to support Tiny Lives after two of the company’s directors were supported by Tiny Lives through their own neonatal journeys. Directors Paul Watson and Russell Henderson have been wanting to pay it back ever since.

Paul’s daughter Niamh, now 20, spent over a month in the Neonatal Unit when she was born five weeks prematurely, weighing just 3lbs.

Dad-of-two Paul said: “Having a baby is stressful enough but when unexpected events happen, and your newborn needs medical assistance it is terrifying. 

‘When my daughter was born prematurely, Tiny Lives provided first-class care for the first few weeks of her life.  The staff could not do enough to help my daughter as well as myself and my wife. We feel very grateful for the care they provided many years ago and very much wanted to give something back.’

Russell’s son Mattie, now 12, spent around seven weeks in the RVI when he was born.

Russell said: “The service offered to us at the time by Tiny Lives when my son was in SCBU helped take a part of the stress out of the situation, and when babies have major complications, any help in reducing the stress is welcome. 

“I know what it is like to spend long periods of time in hospital with a poorly baby.  For those parents who live a long distance from the hospital and their child is in hospital for a long period of time. We are proud to be able to support Tiny Lives.