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"In September 2012 our world changed forever during a routine 20 week scan. We were told the devastating news that our baby was seriously poorly with profound mental and physical disability, and we should consider saying goodbye."

 

These are the heartbreaking words of a strong mum who lost two babies before she reached full term.

 

Samantha Moore and her husband learned the fate of their beautiful angel babies "in a stifling hot, airless, soulless, tiny room with plastic chairs, not big enough to seat 2 parents, a midwife and a consultant."

 

"Its door opens into the screening waiting room where parents with smiles, scan pictures, bumps and joy are all waiting. We dubbed this room the 'Doom Room'."

 

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While the hospital staff were brilliant and supportive, Samantha found the room scenario to be highly upsetting, and has vowed to raise money to improve the conditions of the so-called 'doom room'. 

 

"We want to raise money in their memory, to help improve the facility where the most serious and sensitive conversations of peoples lives take place. Where families might be told that their baby is poorly or has sadly passed away.

 

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"Somewhere families can be given the space and information they need to make the toughest decision they'll ever have to make. Somewhere women can rest after an invasive procedure, and take the time they need to recover.," explains Samantha on her JustGiving page. 

 

Samantha has been fundraising for a new maternity liaison suite for Kingston Hospital Charity because the current facility needs improving.

 

Her closing message on her fundraising page is simple: "Any donations to help us achieve this goal are gratefully received. Keeping the memory of our sons alive."

 

What a lovely thing to do for the hospital, and all the future patients. 

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