Sadie Elford

Festive Friday

Many of you will already know that my daughter Sienna was born prematurely earlier this year weighing a tiny 3 pounds!As Sienna was so little, she was admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at The Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford. After 5 days in hospital I was discharged without Sienna, who needed to stay in a while longer until she was strong enough to come home. The hardest thing I have ever had to do was to go home without my baby, it felt like I had left a piece of my heart behind.

The support, care and love that Sienna, her Daddy and I were shown by all the nurses and volunteers during her time in SCBU was truly amazing. This is why we decided we had to support the Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity’s #ClosertoCare campaign, which aims to transform care for babies who are treated in SCBU. As is the case with many neonatal units around the country, parents with babies being treated in SCBU cannot currently stay overnight, due to limited space. It needs to raise £500,000 to redevelop SCBU, so that parents can stay, next to their babies’ cots – putting them at the heart of their babies’ care and giving vulnerable newborns the very best start in life.

Lovely people of Currencycloud - please give generously! every penny raised will go to support this amazing cause.

Sadie Elford