Thanks to your generous support, we have already managed to raise over £56,000 to support 4 wonderful charities in memory of Norah.
In 2020 we plan to take on more challenges & continue to spread awareness & raise much needed funds. We are passionate about supporting our chosen charities & helping other families who experience the devastation of losing a child.
After noticing there was a distinct lack of support for men who have experienced losing a child, in 2020 we set up a Men’s Support Network, #DadsandLadsNetwork, offering bereaved Dads and men suffering from mental health issues a safe space to talk.
Our baby girl, Norah Faith, was born on 29th May 2018, weighing 8lbs. She was just perfect; the most beautiful little dot we’d had ever laid eyes on, it was love at first sight!
Unfortunately our brief moment of ecstasy soon turned into a nightmare as Norah showed no signs of life and didn’t breathe for the first 18 minutes of her life. She was whisked off to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where doctors tried relentlessly to find any sign of hope that Norah would improve. But it was not to be.
After just 9 hours and 56 minutes with us, Norah spread her wings and joined the other angels in the sky. Her last 30 minutes were the most precious of our lives – my wife and I having cuddles with her, with no machines or wires keeping her alive. I will never forget how beautifully calm and peaceful those minutes were, just the 3 of us, even though we knew they would be our first and last with Norah alive in our arms.