SAINT James’ Church in Quedgeley was packed out last Friday for the Scoo-B-Doo Coffee Morning organised by Keith, Deb and their daughter Aimee Llewellyn in memory of her son Alfie who passed away last year.

Alfie needed specialist care from the day he was born and was immediately transferred to GRH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Once there, Alfie was placed on a ventilator and in an incubator.

After a long hard three weeks of fighting - which included two rounds of CPR - Alfie became strong enough to leave his incubator for a cot.

This was a milestone all the family took great joy in.

However, this joy was short-lived.

Over the next two weeks, Alfie continued to fight hard, receiving a further four rounds of CPR.

After a hard fought 39 days, he sadly became too tired to fight anymore and passed away peacefully in his mum's arms.

The family can’t thank the staff on NICU enough for their continuous care not only for Alfie but all the other babies on the unit and since then have been committed to raising much needed funds for this cause.

The coffee morning raised £600 this will bring the total amount raised to £8,112.

The family hope to raise £10,000 so there is still more to do.

Keith Llewellyn said: “I would like to thank all those involved in helping us to organise the event and to all those who supported it. This cause is very close to our hearts and means a great deal to us. We hope that the money raised will help to support babies like Alfie who are fighting for their lives and enhance their chances of survival. Unfortunately, for Alfie this was not meant to be”.

If you would like to give to this cause, please text GRHA99 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070 or visit for more information.