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Claire’s Little Monsters Ball


Count the Kicks are always so touched when someone gets in touch to say that they’re organising their own event to raise funds for us.

Claire Hayter first got in touch with us back in May to tell us she was organising a Little Monsters Ball and now there is less than a month to go until the event!

Claire explains why she is supporting Count the Kicks:

“On 8th of March 2014 I was one week overdue with my baby, Erin and at 3am in the morning I woke up with a desperate feeling and realised I had not felt Erin move during the night. After a few more hours sleep my partner and I contacted the triage service at the maternity wing of Royal Bolton Hospital and was told to come straight in.

On arriving my blood pressure was taken and initially we all thought the machine was broken as it read 168/125. But I had actually developed Pre-Eclampsia. Erin’s heart rate was monitored and this did not show the usual patterns of movement it should have.

I was admitted directly to the delivery suite where I was told a lot of things would happen and the one thing that I could be guaranteed of was that in 30 minutes we would be parents.

I was sent for an Emergency C-Section. Following the day and night in recovery it became clear that Erin was struggling and she was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. A week of treatment later in various areas of the maternity unit we were both allowed home to complete our recovery.

I am very happy to say we are both doing extremely well and I am in debt to all the nurses and doctors who looked after us so well.”

Claire is organising a Halloween themed children’s fundraising party:

The Little Monsters Ball

25th October 2015

At Ramsbottom Civic Hall

Minimum donation of £5 for a ticket which will admit One Adult and One Child and a minimum donation of £2.50 for any additional Adult or Child

Entertainment, Games, Bring and Buy Sale, Refreshments will all be on offer

(Please note that all children attending will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

If you have any questions about the event, please email You can buy tickets at then you need to email the above address regarding how many tickets are required and how old your children are.

Thank you Claire and good luck with the Little Monsters Ball!

If you are interested in organising your own fundraising event, you can visit our Fundraising pages for more ideas or email to discuss.


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Tracy Stratford