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Baby Seth and Family say Thank you

When Seth Hornby was born 3 months prematurely on 27th December 2012, his family were unsure what the New Year held for them. Seth was born at Scarborough Hospital and transferred to York to the Neo-natal Unit straight away.

At 20 days old on 16th January 2013, Seth had gained strength and was doing well, so he was transferred back to Scarborough's Special Baby Unit (SCBU). His stay on the unit was filled with visits, experiences, firsts and lots of cuddles.

Each of his days were recorded in his memory book which is created by the nurses and staff and filled with pictures, items from experiences and lots of colourful writing. The memory books are a way for parents to see their baby's activities whilst they were not there, but more importantly a story for Seth to have when he is older. Seth went home on 16th February.

Seth's parents, Rachel and Shaun, decided they wanted to thank SCBU for their care and support over the 3 months that Seth was in and organised several events in their home town of Pickering to rasie funds. After 5 months of fundraising, Rachel, Shaun and the Boon Hill Show Committee presented the staff of SCBU with £5000.

Whilst Seth was in SCBU, the YTHC was raising money to improve the parent facilities on the unit. Having experienced the old facilties', Rachel and Shaun wanted to make a difference to the lives of future families who would use SCBU, so we are very grateful to their efforts and generous donation.

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A page of Seth's memory book.

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