Charity celebration for Neoangels fifth anniversary, helping people to get through the most traumatic time in their lives.
“I’m so proud to have helped start a charity that helps people through the most traumatic time of their lives.”
Back in January 2015, Shaun and his wife Kirsty were new parents to twins Ava and Noah. What should have been a joyous experience turned to fear when both premature babies were placed in the neonatal unit. At one point, little Ava was given only 24 hours to live.
Thanks to oue amazing staff, Noah and Ava are now happy and healthy five year olds.
During the three months that Noah and Ava were in the unit, financial expenses of parking, loss of earnings and fuel added up. Kirsty and Shaun estimate it cost them around £3,000.
We felt the impact of the costs and we were both employed. It got us thinking how much it must cost families, regardless of their incomes. Kirsty had the idea of raising funds to help parents with the costs that come with having a baby in the unit.
When Kirsty gets the bit between her teeth she goes for it. We raised £40,000 in the first year – £10,000 of it in just one night at a charity ball!Shaun Lowther, Radiology team
Work to date
Neoangels gained registered charity status in October 2015. They provide assistance to families with a baby in the Neonatal unit as well as raising funds for specialist equipment including incubators.
A later health-related issue saw Shaun and Kirsty step back from the running of Neoangels.
They remain proud of the achievement and are thrilled the charity will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this month.
“I’m so proud to have helped start a charity that helps people through the most traumatic time of their lives”, says Shaun.Find out more about Neoangels