Mum to give something back to hospital ward

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A mum is looking to show her appreciation to the ward who helped save her son when he was born prematurely.

When Julie Allen went into labour in the 25th week of her pregnancy, the chance of her baby boy surviving was only 63 per cent and the chance of him being severely disabled was 40 per cent.

Julie gave birth to Samuel, and he was immediately admitted to Northampton General Hospital’s Premature Baby Unit, the Gossett Ward. Despite a low chance of survival, Samuel, along with the help of the Gossett Ward staff, soldiered on through and Samuel has now grown up into a healthy little boy.

Since leaving the Ward, Samuel now aged three, is an enthusiastic and active little boy who loves playing football for Kicks 4 Kids, playing with his scooter and new remote control car.

He is also incredibly fearless, as discovered at Peppa Pig world, where Samuel was adamant to go on all the big rides.

Now with Samuel old enough to be at the event, Julie wants to contribute to the team that helped her and her family through their difficult and traumatic time, so that they can continue to save the lives of thousands of children and provide constant help and support to parents.

On Sunday, September 30, Julie is running a charity funday, along with the help of her team at Glotanz. The funday will be held at the company premises, in Potterspury.

The funday will be a free entry event. The funday will include an Open Auction with prizes donated by local businesses, barbeque, spray tanning, children’s nail painting and music. All money made at the event will be donated to the Gossett Ward.