Open homes, open hearts

Open homes, open hearts

The chance to peek inside eclectic and unique Seatoun and Worser Bay homes will help support a charity for premature babies.

The Welcome Home Neonatal Trust fundraiser launched in 2017 will see local residents open their doors and hearts on March 16, 2019.

The Wellington branch of the trust supports families of premature and sick babies in the Wellington region.

This year eight homes and gardens noted for their interesting design will be open for the public to view from 10am to 4pm.

The day is run by volunteers and supporters of the trust including Charlotte, who was a baby in the neonatal unit 14 years ago.

Charlotte is one of the 5000 premature or sick full-term babies that the trust supports annually.

Charlottes’ mother Liz Rose was really grateful to the trust who supported the family when Charlotte was born at 23 weeks.

Charlotte was inthe neonatal intensive care unit for more than five months and during that time Liz said the trust was “a point of presence” in the hospital, and helped connect them with other parents going through the same thing.

“They punch well above their weight on limited resources.”

Organisers Francesca Storey and Justine Brooker selected homes and gardens that reflected family life. They hope people look at these homes and think ‘I can replicate that in my own home.’

For tickets go to the Neonatal Facebook page and follow the links.

 

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