In memory of Alexander

$1,415 donated
Given by 17 generous donors in around 4 months

Help raise money for Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley by sponsoring me to walk the 50km Thames Path Challenge in September 2018 in London.


Our first child Alexander was stillborn on 14 February 2018 at 39 weeks. We found out his heart had stopped beating at a routine hospital appointment, set up to discuss options if we went past his due date. It became clear once he was born that an undetected true knot in his umbilical cord had pulled tight in the 18 hours prior to that appointment. He was otherwise a perfectly healthy little baby boy.

I have decided to walk the 50km Thames Path Challenge in September 2018 in memory of my son Alexander and to help raise funds for Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley. Alex's dad and I have found the support groups such a comfort since he died, and we now know all the work that Sands do behind the scenes at the hospital to support newly bereaved parents. Thank you to everyone at Sands for helping us through this incredibly difficult time.

Louise McGough's involvement (page creator)

Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley have been an amazing support for us since our son died. We have valued the care and warmth of the support groups and all the work they do providing services for bereaved parents like us at the hospital.

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Jane, David and Sian
Jane, David and Sian on 06 Sep 2018
Will be thinking of you on the 8th. Good luck and all our love.
Emerson on 06 Sep 2018
Forever in our thoughts, arohanui xxx
MNZ colleague
MNZ colleague on 11 Jul 2018
Maritime NZ colleague
Maritime NZ colleague on 20 Jun 2018
Very sorry for your sad loss.
Kelsey and Clare
Kelsey and Clare on 18 Jun 2018

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This campaign started on 3 May 2018 and ended on 9 Sep 2018.