Rory's Story

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Rory was born at 38 weeks by emergency section.

Following a traumatic delivery and resuscitation at birth, we started the scary journey of diagnosis, treatment and acceptance.

"When you prepare for parenthood, you think of first steps, first words, riding a bike, first day at school and a future full of exciting moments.

What you don't prepare for are MRI's, Lumbar Punctures, Tube Feeding, endless appointments with doctors, physios, OTs and a bleak future. We left the hospital with our special and very complex little boy and our joy at finally getting home to be a family was short lived when we realised how lonely this journey would be!

Months of bewilderment, anxiety and (to be honest) depression followed. Not being sure where to turn for advice, support and guidance wasn't fun. Then we discovered 'Charlie House' and the team. Suddenly we met people who knew where we were, what we needed and made us feel a lot less lonely.

Since then we have managed to provide a better life for Rory, finding the right support for him and us. We have made some amazing friends who are in our position so understand the challenges. We have done activities that we would never have dreamed possible with Rory and had the opportunity to go on trips which opened our eyes to the possibilities for families like ours.

We have accepted that the future for Rory is a short one, but Charlie House is helping us to create great memories which we will cherish forever." 

Making & Breaking news

Local Charity Celebrate as Six-Figure Trades Widow Fund Charity Donation Takes Appeal To Over £2million Mark

April 30, 2019

Charlie House is celebrating today (Tuesday 30th April 2019) following a substantial donation of £400,000 from the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, via its Trades Widow Fund Charity. The generous donation, which is the single biggest donation in the history of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, will go towards funding the specialist support centre’s spa pool area which will feature in the new building.

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Fizz & Fashion 2019

30th of August 2019 - join us for an evening of fabulous fashion and fun!

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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

6th October 2019 - Lace up your running shoes and secure a race place with us!

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