Miracle baby inspires fundraising campaign

Vikki and John Bailey with Angel.
Vikki and John Bailey with Angel.

A YOUNG mum who has given birth to a miracle baby has been inspired to mount a huge fund-raising campaign in aid of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s neo natal unit.

Little Angel Bailey was no bigger than the palm of her mum’s hand when she was born 13 weeks premature.

She weighed 2lbs 4oz when she was born on Good Friday and dropped down to just 2lbs 1oz in the first few days of her life.

Angel’s mum Vikki Bailey said: “She was really tiny when she was born and she had to be in hospital for three-and-a-half months. Her hand was the size of my fingernail. Everyone who saw her cried.

“The hospitals have had a lot of bad press recently but the nurses were absolutely fantastic when Angel was born. I want to show that its not all bad. I want to give something back.”

Vikki, who lives on Westgate with her husband John, Angel and two other children, Kyle, 15 and Kaisha, 10, hopes to raise money for equipment, bedding, toys and other items.

Angel, who was nearly born at 26 weeks but appeared one week later, is currently suffering from chronic lung disease and is on oxygen 24 hours a day.

Vikki’s main fund-raising event will take place at Smokey O’Connor’s in Morecambe on Saturday, November 19, from 7pm onwards.

Her husband John, a wagon driver, is raffling himself off as an odd job man/cleaner to raise cash. John’s boss at work has also donated £500.

Katie Louise beauticians will be doing a sponsored male leg and chest waxing on the night and Robert Johnson will be shaving all of his head hair and eyebrows off. An auction will be hosted by drag artist by Paul Morton and there will be a raffle with fabulous prizes.

Vicky, who works for Bare Hall Quality Carers, wishes to thank Sean O’Connor from Smokey’s pub for letting the organisers have the room, DJ and karaoke for free.

Dana Car Wash, five free car washes; Giggly Feet, 15 minute gift voucher for Giggly Feet; Jim’s Diner, two big breakfasts; McDonald’s, food voucher for McDonald’s; Volkswagen garage, MOT voucher; Daniel’s Butchers, £20 meat hamper; Love Nails, free set of nails; VVV Beauty Salon, beauty voucher to be used at VVV; J R and Meehan Fruit Shop, fruit hamper; A M Motors, free service with pick up and delivery; King’s Arms, £30 meal voucher; Max Spielmann’s, two portrait vouchers; Katie Louise Hair and Beauty Salon, £60 voucher; Elizabeth Hoey, hair products from the salon; Ann Summers, lucky bag; Adama’s Hair Salon, 50 per cent off hair extensions; Sin ‘til Late, adult lucky bag; Studio Bronze Sunbeds, bottle of wine; Ade and Scott, Smalleys, £50 baby monitors; Sally’s Hair Suppliers, straighteners; Naomi Waite Beauty Salon, voucher for spray tan, eyebrow wax plus shape and paint; Co-Op Westgate, bottle of champagne and Thornton’s chocolates; Alexandra Miguel Bridal Centre, his and hers matching luggage tags and crystal candle display; Bay Shoes, voucher for free pair of shoes from shop; Koo Hair Studio, luxury conditioning treatment and blow dry; Pizza Italia, £20 voucher for shop; Avon, gift set; Oasis Sunbeds, £20 off anything in the shop; Richard Denison, has donated a luxury weekend break at the marina; Josh the Farrier, is donating a free set of shoes for a horse value £50; Steve’s Satellites, two tins of chocolate; Fusion Hair Salon, cut and blow dry.

Donations can be made at: www.justgiving.com/angel-bailey For further information please call Vikki or John on 07581 522 549 or email jnvbailey@aol.com