All-day gig returns for NICU fundraiser

A family has once again organised a fundraising gig to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which saved the life of their baby.

Harley Tedds, 21, raised £1,262 last year from the all-day fundraiser and now Born2Rock 2019 returns and promises to be a day to remember.

The event on 8 June, which will be opened by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, comes two years after Harley was admitted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) after developing preeclampsia, five weeks before her due date.

She underwent an emergency Caesarean section and baby Leia was born weighing in at just 3lb 7oz and rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Miss Tedds said: “”I could never thank the hospital’s neonatal unit for all they done for me, my family and most importantly Leia in her two-week stay.

“It wasn’t as much of a stay as some people have, but i will never forget all they done, I’m eternally grateful.”

Now the family wants to support the unit which cared for Leia with the all day event which features One Day Rocket, Back Down or Die and many more.

Fancy dress is optional with prizes for the best adult and children’s costumes and there will also be a children’s entertainer, bouncy castle, face painting, Princesses and Star Wars characters, raffle, tombola, ice cream van, food, music and much more.

The event takes place from Saturday 8 June from 12pm-11pm at B2 Venue Norwich, 496 Sprowston Road, and tickets are £3.50 on the door, under 5s are free. All NNUH staff will receive free entry on presentation of their staff card.

N&N Hospitals Charity Head of Fundraising Louise Cook said: “We are so grateful to Harley and all her family for supporting our NICU and it’s lovely to hear how well Leia is now doing.
“It’s going to be a fantastic event and we hope everyone supports it and has a wonderful day.”


Thursday 30th of May 2019 10:28:10 AM