Couple raise £3,000 for Romford hospital after death of son
PUBLISHED: 11:12 01 August 2011 | UPDATED: 11:42 01 August 2011
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.
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.
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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