Hinchingbrooke SCBU donation in memory of Freddie

Some of our customers may know that in April Max and I had a little boy – Freddie. Sadly, Freddie was born with unexplained brain damage and although he lived for 11 days, he never recovered and died in hospital in mid April. During that time he was cared for by the amazing team at Hinchingbrooke SCBU in Huntingdon who looked after him, and us, wonderfully and went out of their way to make the experience as bearable as possible for our 4 daughters as well.

We’ve pledged to make Hinchingbrooke our business charity and many of our suppliers are contributing toys, comforters & even money towards a gift for them. We hope that anything we can give them will help to continue their work not only caring for babies, but also the siblings who find themselves caught up in a frightening and painful world when a new baby is born sick or does not come home.

We’ve set up a special free gift option on PlayMerrily, CraftMerrily & JollyDollies – if you spend £20 or more, you can place a virtual free gift in your basket instead of one of the other options that are available. It won’t cost you anything, but Max and I will contribute £1 towards Hinchingbrooke SCBU each time a voucher is chosen and we know that over the year this will add up to something that will help to make a real difference towards the unit and those who find themselves unwillingly part of that world.

Alternatively, we have set up a JustGiving page in memory of Freddie, which will contribute directly to the hospital trust. We understand we can request the money is sent directly to SCBU

We’d also like to thank everyone, from customers to suppliers to our many friends in the toy trade who have been so kind and caring towards us during this awful time. It made all the difference.

Thank you.

2 Responses to “Hinchingbrooke SCBU donation in memory of Freddie”

  1. Nicola Johnstone says:

    So sorry to hear this, Merry. Our deepest condolences to you, Max and the girls. Nicola and Téa xx

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your precious little man. Thinking of you x

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