Stowmarket Fundraising Group

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The Stowmarket Fundraising Group are raising money in support of Matilda. Here her mum, Stacey Davey, explains why they are doing this. 

Matilda's story 

"From birth Matilda suffered with Hypoglycaemia and Apnoea, staff battled to save her life as her breathing kept stopping. It was a very frightening time in the unknown. After a period of time in Neonatal Intensive Care blood tests revealed problems and an MRI scan confirmed Congenital Hypopituitarism. Matilda is adrenal deficient, growth hormone deficient and also suffers with Hypothyroidism. She will need daily injections and oral medication for the rest of her life and could face many challenges ahead. Adrenal crisis is life threatening and the work the Pituitary Foundation does to raise awareness of this is invaluable."

“The Pituitary Foundation have been an immense help to us with our  baby girl. Life has been a real battle for her and at times very dark for us as a family. Pulling together and turning these horrendous experiences into something positive, that will benefit other children and adults like Matilda, is what is getting us through” 

Stacey continued: "When Matilda was diagnosed we had no idea that the charity even existed and we all want to raise awareness in our area so that if any other families are in the same situation they will know where to turn. We obviously enjoy raising the money but of far more importance to us as a family is the awareness that we generate through our activities" 

About our Stowmarket Fundraising Group

Stacey will be supported with her fundraising efforts by partner, Adam Cook, son, Freddie Cook and parents Russell and Darlene Davey and they are hopeful that other friends and family will also support them. 

Fundraising to date has consisted of donations in lieu of gifts at Matilda's Christening and then Matilda's Grandfather, Russell, took on the London to Paris cycle for his 60th birthday raising over £3,000!

The group are currently trying to push our Lottery to family and friends as the star of the leaflet is of course the beautiful Matilda. 


To donate

If you would like to donate to Matilda's Appeal then please donate here 

  • Text TILD55 £10 to 70070
  • Write a cheque made payable to "The Pituitary Foundation" and send to Matilda's Appeal, 86 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB

On behalf of Matilda and her family, thank you!

As you can see, any donation whatsoever will get the thumbs up from both Freddie & Matilda Cook!