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Cornish couple whose baby son died launch Christmas Crowdfunder

Cornish couple whose baby son died launch Christmas Crowdfunder

Published by Emma Carton at 7:41am 2nd October 2018. (Updated at 4:29pm 2nd October 2018)

A couple from Launceston have launched a Crowdfunder to help families facing a Christmas on intensive care.

Andrew Jackson and his wife Rebecca spent 73 days on NICU when their twin sons were born.

Little Freddie survived but tragically, in May 2017, his brother Bobby was stillborn.

The tot's death prompted the parents to set up Bobby's Little Angels to create memory boxes.

Now, through the same charity, the couple are hoping to raise £500 to help families this Christmas.

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A Cornish couple are trying to raise £500 to help families facing a Christmas on intensive care

Dad Andrew knows lengthy hospital stays are tough and wants to support others going through a similar experience.

"We were actually in there for 73 days but it was over the summer holidays. It was really hard so, over Christmas, I can't imagine what it'd be like.

"It's just to put a smile on the families' faces. We spent 73 days on NICU last year and we know how hard it can be.

"We're not just doing it for other parents, but also for the siblings and the baby that's on NICU at the time; hopefully it should cheer them up a bit".

Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson and his wife Rebecca want to buy Christmas presents for poorly tots and their siblings

Andrew and Rebecca have posted the Crowdfunder on Bobby's Little Angels Facebook page and as yet, have received any donations.

"We are trying to raise money for presents for the baby/s on NICU and their parents and other siblings that won't have the pleasure of having their baby/s at home for Christmas and will be visiting them in hospital.

"This is our first year of doing this so any help would be great. Any donation big or small will help tremendously.

"We will be delivering all donated presents on 24/12/18 to Derriford hospital. We will update you as we go. We hope to raise £500".

You can read more and find out how to donate here.

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