A Grandmother from Crowborough who had the heart-breaking job of saying goodbye to her deceased grandsons while comforting her daughter has written a powerful love letter for Valentine’s Day.
Sue Bamblett said goodbye to twin grandsons Jacob and George Matthews-Rumens when they sadly passed away at University College Hospital in London. She cradled Jacob in her arms and saw him pass away after just a few minutes of life. George was sadly stillborn a few days later.
They were born within a few days of each other at around 24 weeks and Sue was there throughout to support her daughter Sam and her partner Jim.
Sue has written to the boys in the hopes her letter will inspire people to donate to the Big Research Appeal – a fundraising drive by multiple births charity Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) to pay for research to limit and prevent premature births.
Keith Reed, CEO of Tamba, said:
This Valentine’s Day we’re encouraging people to donate whatever they can afford to our Big Research Appeal.
We need to fund research in order to stop more premature babies, like little Jacob and George, being born too early.
It may only be a few pounds from one person, but that small change will make a big difference for our families in future.
Tamba wants to kiss goodbye to prematurity this Valentine’s Day. And with your help, we can achieve it.
If you would like to donate please visit TAMBA’s Big Research Appeal.
Any multiple birth parents or expectant parents who would like to find out more about Tamba can visit www.tamba.org.uk or call their listening service Twinline on 0800 138 0509 for support
Sue’s letter is below…