Emmie Rae’s Special Gift

To thank the N&N who gave their daughter Emmie Rae the gift of life, a local Norwich family have presented a cheque of £7,000 to the hospital following their tremendous fundraising efforts.

Emmie-Rae Barker was born at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with six heart conditions and has spent her entire seven months of life between the NNUH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NNUH Buxton Ward and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, undergoing a number of operations and procedures.

Emmie Rae’s family has been fundraising furiously to raise as much money as possible for the two hospitals in order to purchase specialist equipment to offer the gift of life to other babies who are gravely ill.

The family has raised more than £14,000 which has been divided between the two hospitals and Emmie-Rae and her family have presented a cheque for more than £7,000 to NNUH NICU today.

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: “This incredible sum of money will mean that our NICU fund, part of the hospital charity, will be able to purchase three additional breast pumps to supports Mums during their babies’ stay in NICU. Emmie-Rae’s family have done so much to raise awareness of the hospital charity demonstrating how donations can make a difference. We are incredibly grateful to the family for the donation and their continuing support.”

Part of the fundraising undertaken in the last few months includes Emmie Rae’s 12 year old Uncle Billy’s idea of collecting a mile of 10p coins targeted to raise £6,336. In total the family has raised more than £17,000 so far for NNUH and GOSH, of that amount £3,135 was in 10ps. The family has decided to carry on with 10p one mile challenge until the target mile is reach.

You can donate to the Emmie Rae appeal here
https://www.justgiving.com/nnuhnhs/donate/ stating your donation is for the Emmie Rae fund.

NICU and Buxton Children’s Ward are both part of the hospital charity. If you would like to do any fundraising for the hospital please contact NNUH fundraising manager Louise Cook on Louise.Cook@nnuh.nhs.uk who can advise.

Thursday 19th of March 2015 11:00:34 AM