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Harry Arter supporting 4Louis

Posted by Bob McGurrell on April 8, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)


AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter and his fiancé Rachel have set-up an auction to raise money in memory of their stillborn daughter Renée.




All proceeds from the auction will go to Arter's chosen charity 4Louis, a family-run organisation which provides support for bereaved parents who suffer a stillbirth or neonatal death by providing UK hospitals with equipment, such as memory boxes and cuddle cots.





Having benefited greatly from 4Louis’ support over the past five months, Arter now wants to help raise vital funds for the charity.





“4Louis really stuck out as helping us,” explained the 26-year-old.





“We look at the memory box they provided every day - it’s in our front room at home. And as much as that doesn’t get rid of the pain, it does help to ease it a little bit.





“They are run just by donations and help so many people that are in despair and going through what we went through, so we wanted to give back as much as we could.





“I am not sure what kind of donations they are used to, but hopefully with this auction we can make it some sort of record for them.”








With the help of the football community, the Republic of Ireland international has collected some superb pieces of memorabilia to auction, which include:

•Match worn shirts from the whole AFC Bournemouth squad from their match against Tottenham Hotspur.

•Match worn shirt from Watford’s Troy Deeney.

•Match worn and signed Scott Parker Fulham shirt.

•Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall signed AFC Bournemouth training top.

•Signed boots from 21 AFC Bournemouth players, including a pair from Yann Kermorgant.

•2 x VIP experiences for AFC Bournemouth's final home games against Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion.


There is also the option for all of the match worn shirts to be signed and/or personalised as requested.





“We are so grateful for this support,” commented 4Louis trustee Bob McGurrell.





“These kind donations will help our small, family-run charity continue to support bereaved parents at a very difficult time in their lives.





“We would like to thank Harry and AFC Bournemouth from the bottom of our hearts for embracing the charity in this way.”





The auction will be held on 4Louis’ official eBay page and will launch at 5pm on Friday 8th April before closing at 5pm on Monday 18th April 2016.


Read more at http://www.afcb.co.uk/news/article/afc-bournemouth-harry-arter-charity-auction-4louis-3047446.aspx#kpJMpbxf7rVLGW5X.99

Bradford Gets a Cuddle Cot

Posted by Bob McGurrell on March 25, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Bradford Royal Infirmary have received a cuddle cot donation from 4Louis in memory of Blossom Emily Hepworth.  This was made possible by the great fundraising efforts of Kim, Chris and Suzanne.  Very well done.

Boxing Day Dippers

Posted by Bob McGurrell on March 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We would like to say a very big thank you, to Julie Reay from Peter David Lane Trust, For doing the Boxing Day Dip, This fantastic amount £5,010 , 20% to Sunderland lions club for their chosen charitys, the rest will go towards 2 cuddle cots and £1.000 towards the new bereavement suite at Sunderland Royal, many thanks to everyone who took part x x x x — with Julie Reay.

Thinking of Hollie

Posted by Bob McGurrell on February 8, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We were deeply touched last week with the loss of 6 year old Hollie Roberts from the Wirral.  Very much in our thoughts x

Happy 6th Birthday Louis

Posted by Bob McGurrell on December 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

This is Louis and it was his 6th Birthday on the 10th of December.  As a family we had so many plans for him, little did we know he had bigger plans for us.  Happy birthday little man xxx

Kirsty Scoops Pride of Wearside Award

Posted by Bob McGurrell on November 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Kirsty who was shortlisted for an award managed to scoop the gong from the category Judges Choice Award  at the Pride of Wearside Awards at the Sunderland Stadium of Light.  Kirsty has been nominated before but this was the first time she had actually managed to win.  It was a fabulous night with lots of heroic and brave stories from all of the community and would like to congratulate all who were nominated.  All winners !!!

Bob & Tracey Meet Puddleducks

Posted by Bob McGurrell on October 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday we were invited to visit a Puddleducks class in Hartlepool who are doing PJ week in aid of 4Louis. It was amazing to see babies and toddlers so confident with water and would highly recommend these classes. Thank you everyone who raised funds for us and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Study Day at John Moore University Liverpool

Posted by Bob McGurrell on October 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Busy day yesterday, up before the crack of dawn picking up new recruit Sharon Abbott in Barnsley then off to a 10am start at the John Moore University in Liverpool to speak at a study day. We were welcomed by Emma and all the students who were fab and really feel that the bereavement service will only improve with passionate midwives coming through. Well done to Sharon who spoke eloquently. We even managed to get a visit to Calderdale Royal in Halifax too!

Barbecue Cooks Amazing Amount

Posted by Bob McGurrell on September 30, 2015 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Graham & Beth Lillico held a fund raising barbecue at their house for close friends and family on the 15th August in memory of Charles.

The generosity of local businesses for raffle prizes, neighbours and local organisations helping out and their own friends/family has been over whelming!! So the grand total from their little back yard event is a massive £2,060!!

Well done to you all and we love the photos too. x Thank you so much for the support x


4Louis Masquerade Charity Ball 2015

Posted by Bob McGurrell on August 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

We are delighted to be holding our second 4Louis charity ball at the Ramside Hotel Durham on the 31st of October 2015. Its time to get your posh frocks out and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment at our Masquerade Ball. We have Mellow Moments who will be playing Saxaphone whilst you enjoy your sumptuous three course meal. Our Headline act is former X Factor Jamie Tinkler who sings Buble and Olly Murrs. More details will follow as the event comes together. Last years event was a huge success, so get your tickets early. Tickets are available at £40 each or tables of 10 for £400