Four of our shining stars climbed the biggest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, to raise as much money as possible to support Interact Medical’s selected charity this year, Emily’s Star. Alana Magrowska, Lucy Cox, Sam Finlay and Lucy Connelly chose to show their support with this challenge and raised over £3,400 which is a fantastic achievement – well done ladies!
Who are Emily’s Star?
Emily’s Star has been created by Emily’s family after she sadly grew her wings aged just 26 days. In February 2012, Emily was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, 24 hours after being born and was given just 4 days to live, however Emily was much stronger than anyone thought and lived for 26 days. Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards syndrome, occurs when a baby is born with 3 18th chromosomes instead of 2. Babies born with Trisomy 18 do not have a long life expectancy and often only live for a few days.
The charity’s main objectives are:
- To grant wishes to families who have a child or children with any life limiting or life threatening illness and are supported by a Children with Complex Needs Nursing Team within the UK.
- To raise awareness of Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards Syndrome, the UK’s second most common syndrome. Emily’s Star also wish to increase the use of the wording “life limiting” when a Trisomy 18 diagnosis is given instead of “incompatible with life”.
- To provide neonatal boxes to local neonatal units, which include items for both mum and premature or underweight babies. It is your money that enables Emily’s Star to continue to provide these much needed neonatal unit boxes.
If you would like to support the girls in their fantastic achievement and donate, you can do so here! All the money raised will go towards Emily’s Star.