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Forget Me Not Fundraiser

JENNA Tucker from Chadwell is organising a Charity Fund Raising Evening for the Forget Me Not Charity. The Forget Me Not Room is within the Maternity Unit at Basildon Hospital.

It is an area that you are taken to within the maternity unit when you are going to have a still born baby and it depends solely on fundraising to keep it open.

Jenna has a very personal reason for trying to raise money for the room as last year, her pregnant sister found out that her baby had not survived and would be born stillborn three days after her due date.

As you can imagine, this was devastating news for not only her sister but the whole family.

Jenna recalls: “On Monday 7 September at 0.13am, my beautiful niece Daisy was born weighing 7lb 4oz, the most beautiful baby in the world. Until the moment I held her, I still expected her to cry or move or do something but nothing happened. The Forget Me Not room is a god send, the whole family could stay with my sister day and night until she came out of hospital. The midwives and nurses could not have done more for my sister.

The big problem is that the room can only continue to provide this support if it receives more funding. This is why I want to help them raise money as it helped my sister through one of the toughest times of her life and for that the whole family will always be grateful. I am organising the Fund Raising Evening to try and raise as much money as possible to help the Forget Me Not room improve on what it already does and help the next unfortunate parents who have to spend time in there. ’

The Fund Raising Evening is taking place on Tuesday 1 June 2010 between 7.00pm and 11.00pm at Partyman World of Play, Repton Close, Burnt Mills, Basildon. There will be a live band, dancers, face painting, craft for children, fun photo shoots, games, cakes to buy, a prize raffle and much, much more. Tickets are £5.00 each for adults and children under 16 years go free! Please come along and support this worthwhile cause.


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