Fund Raising for Lily

William Hepworth 27.10.2016

As many of you may already be aware, my wife Marie and I became proud parents to a gorgeous baby girl on 2nd March 2016.

It would be something of an understatement to say she took us by surprise: due to complications in Marie's pregnancy, Lily arrived by emergency C-section, 15 weeks premature, and weighing in at a mind-boggling 1lb 1oz (or 495g). She spent the first six months of her life in St George’s Hospital, Tooting, fighting for her life under the exceptional care of their neo-natal Unit. After some challenging months, Lily finally came home to us on 5th September and I am pleased to report she is going from strength to strength. 

For more pictures of Lily and further details on her story, please feel free to click here.

In support of World Prematurity Day on 17th November, Marie and I are fundraising for Bliss and First Touch charities. Bliss is a national charity supporting sick and premature babies and their families across the UK and happens to have been nominated as Morgan McKinley’s charity for 2016. First Touch is the charity that specifically supports the NNU (neo-natal unit) at St Georges Hospital in Tooting.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we have organised a charity raffle and online auction. The draw for the raffle will take place on the evening of Thursday 17th November and the auction will close on Sunday 20th November.

All funds raised will go directly to our charities.


Raffle prizes include:

  • £250 Virgin Experience Voucher
  • £50 Spafinder Wellness 365 Voucher
  • £80 voucher for Sticks n’ Sushi
  • £50 voucher for Bill’s
  • £20 voucher for Oliver Bonas
  • Bracelet from Tiger Lily Jewellery
  • Ladies suede bag from Animal
  • Fuller’s Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting    
  • £50 voucher for TK Maxx
  • £25 voucher for Next
  • £250 Kimberly Clark products
  • £25 off brunch at Rick's Cafe, Tooting
  • High tea at Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair
  • Various cases of wine

 

*****Tickets are available at £5 for 2 tickets and £10 for a strip of 5, with no limit on the number of tickets per person*****
*****Donate to our Just Giving page to get your tickets!*****

 

Items available for auction include: 

  • Ski condo in Colorado
  • 3 bed holiday cottage in Cornwall
  • 2 x tickets to Arsenal game
  • Full Porsche hospitality at Goodwood Festival of Speed - Moving Motorshow
  • GT Rush Driving Experience
  • 3 bed villa near Alicante
  • 2 x tickets to Manchester United game
  • 2 x tickets to England WC Qualifier
  • 2 x tickets to England v. South Africa at the Oval 
  • 2 x tickets to Wicked, the Musical
  • Painting by Thomas Arvid
  • Print of London by Holly Francesca

 

*****Click here to visit the auction site and start bidding!*****

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