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Day of care and support in Stanley McLean’s memory

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Day of care and support in Stanley McLean’s memory

Parents from Wymondham are marking what would have been the eighth birthday of their beloved little boy by paying for a day of care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) across Norfolk today.

Brad and Debbie McLean received bereavement counselling from EACH after Stanley died in July 2012, following complications with heart surgery.

They have since become stalwart fundraisers for EACH and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) - where Stanley spent months of his life - having set up the Stanley McLean Trust that has raised over an incredible £120,000.

Parents from Wymondham are marking what would have been the eighth birthday of their beloved little boy by paying for a day of care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) across Norfolk today.

Brad and Debbie McLean received bereavement counselling from EACH after Stanley died in July 2012, following complications with heart surgery.

They have since become stalwart fundraisers for EACH and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) - where Stanley spent months of his life - having set up the Stanley McLean Trust that has raised over an incredible £120,000.

Brad, who is also an EACH Trustee, said: “Giving a little bit back to EACH every year by paying for a day of care and support is our way of remembering Stanley on his birthday and throughout the year. The incredible support and generosity we get from everyone who donates and plays in Stanley’s golf day every year continues to amaze us, and we’re very thankful.  Receiving the support from EACH after losing Stan was invaluable and we’re so grateful they were there for us at our absolute lowest, and continue to be there for so many families every day.”

Stanley was born on 2 January, 2011 at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot that was further complicated by a missing pulmonary valve.

He underwent surgery at GOSH in London, aged just eight days old, and after three months of being in hospital Brad and Debbie were able to take him home. Stanley’s condition deteriorated at five months, though, and he had surgery again, this time a risky eight-hour operation that took him a month to recover from.

Stanley underwent further surgery in July 2012 after a routine check showed the conduit in his heart was narrowing. Complications occurred during surgery and, sadly, Stanley died, aged 18 months.

Carol Plunkett, EACH Norfolk Fundraising Manager, said: “It costs £5,600 a day to deliver our service for Norfolk, so this annual contribution from the Stanley McLean Trust is a massive help. It’s also, of course, a brilliant way of keeping Stanley’s memory alive.”

Brad, originally from Canada, is also general manager of Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel that is part of the nook business network.

The network exists to support the nook appeal, EACH’s £10 million vision to transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk, including the building of a new hospice. Companies of all sizes can get involved by committing to raise £10,000, like Thorpeness, £15,000 or £25,000 over the course of the appeal in return for various benefits.

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