Couple raise �3,000 for Romford hospital after death of son

A young couple have raised more than �3,000 for Queen’s Hospital after the death of their baby son.

Sammi-Lee Lowrie and Jamie Oliver, both 23 from Gidea Park lost their son, Jimmy, three days before Christmas last year when he was stillborn.

The money will pay for a new cold cot for the hospital in Romford which previously only had one.

Sammi-Lee said: “After the birth I was tired, and we were really grateful to have the extra time to spend with our son and come to terms with what happened. It made a huge difference.”

The couple asked for donations to be made instead of flowers at the funeral.

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The cot will allow parents of stillborn babies to spend as long as possible with them after the birth.

A race night, raffles and a sponsored walk have enabled the couple to reach their fund-raising target and pay for the cot which has been presented to the hospital complete with a plaque in Jimmy’s memory.

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Midwife Diane Bellanca said: “They are one of the nicest families you could hope to meet and we would like to say a huge thank you to them and to everyone who donated.”

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