The Baby Snow Fairy Fund was set up in memory of our daughter, Neve Faye. Her name means "Snow Fairy" which was the inspiration behind the fund's title. Neve was born the third of natural triplets in April 2010, at St. Peter's Hospital , Chertsey.
She was cared for in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by a wonderful team of specialists, doctors and nurses.
She weighed only 2lb 7oz, and after being transferred in a transportation cot (a machine that can regulate a baby's temperature and offers life-support all within one unit - that can be used on-the-go) just hours after being born, Neve became reliant on a ventilator. Although she soon became strong enough to breathe and feed for herself she battled infections for nearly three months; coming on and off life support.
Our baby girl tragically never made it home.
20th April 2010 - 3rd July 2010
Our Aims and Achievements
Having suffered such an enormous loss, we, Neve's mummy and daddy, decided to use our love of our daughter and build a small charity to help raise money to buy new and technologically advanced equipment. Our initial goal was to help St. Peter's to purchase a new transportation cot. which is used to transport very poorly babies across the network hospitals safely. Following over five years of fundraising, we presented the NICU with a frighteningly large cheque for £30,000 and our first milestone was hit.
The fund has been supported by an array of incredible people. Friends, colleagues from Virgin Atlantic, other parents who have lost loved ones too, our families - the list goes on... These people have motivated and inspired us to do even more. The network of special units across Sussex and Surrey depend on charitable funds to provide sick and premature babies with vital specialist, life-saving equipment and for baby care equipment that lie outside of NHS funding. Please help us to achieve our mission to fund new medical equipment and hands-on care facilities so that these hospitals can harness the latest technologies and ideas, and, in turn, save more babies' lives.
5th September 2019 - The Virgineers' Golf Day
Virgin Atlantic's 'The Virgineers' chose our little charity alongside a small list of notable ones. They have raised a whopping £21,800 over the past three years and are fundraising yet again for us this September.
We hope the day goes well and look forward to seeing you all there!
A special thank you must be said for Jess Byrne who has proven to be our greatest asset - an avid believer and promoter of The Baby Snow Fairy Fund.
3rd Septemeber 2019 - The Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford SCBU
Today we have donated £20,000 towards the total regeneration of Guildford's Special Care Baby Unit. They are looking forward to purchasing new life-saving equipment and sleep-along chairs for parents who need to stay beside their sick baby. We will update the website once these have been ordered.
9th June 2018 - Farleigh Golf Club Captains' Day
The Captains, Tony and Karen, of Farleigh Golf Club, Warlingham have chosen to support us. They hosted their Annual Captains' Charity Day where the teams tackled 18 holes before returning to the Clubhouse for a Hog Roast.
A special thank you to Tony, Karen and all of those who took part in the Captain's Day and for raising money all year for us.