Written by Mum (thanks for sharing). . .

Nearly 9 years ago 4 amazing charities entered our lives.  Our twin boys were born premature at 27 weeks (13 weeks early) and their lives were in the hands of the truly amazing and incredible neonatal staff and The Neonatal Trust. From the incredible nursing team who cared for them 24/7 to the specialist neonatal doctors who provided so much care and expertise to get these boys home.

One of our boys needed heart surgery, so both our boys and us were driven from Wellington hospital by the Wellington Free Ambulance with such care to the Life Flight Trust waiting up take us to Auckland. The unloading from the ambulance to the plane took planning and was not rushed.  We were confident our boys were in the best hands possible.

Once in the air we knew our boys lives were in the Life Flight Trusts hands, along with the neonatal nurses who came on that journey.  We had one very vulnerable and sick baby on board but we had such trust in all these amazing people.

When in Auckland, Ronald McDonald House became our home away from home.  We were well looked after by means of meals, comfort and the team were available around the clock if we needed anything. We had family visit from Wellington at the house during the day but nothing was too much hassle.  

4 incredible charities who provided support and care for which we are eternally grateful. 

Rigby NICU Twin shotRigby WFA and LFT.JPGRigby LFT incubator in plane

 

 

 

PwC Charity Relay
  
 
 

The PwC Charity Relay takes place on Friday 24th February 
This great event supports the four charities that helped the journey of Lincoln and Taylor above:  The Neonatal Trust     Wellington Free Ambulance     Life Flight Trust      Ronald McDonald House 
 
The relay will see over 600 participants from over 30 teams complete 100k’s from the Wellington waterfront to Martinborough. Each team has been undertaking all manner of fundraising to support the four charities.  
A MASSIVE thanks to all teams involved, and the PwC Foundation for making this happen. To learn more about this great event head here

Datacom 
One of the many great organisations participanting in the event is Datacom. A runner in their team has a connection to Lincoln and Taylor featured in the journey above.
To learn more, you can watch a video on Lincoln and Taylor’s story, on the Datacom Givealittle page, by clicking here.