‘Childbirth should be an exciting time of joy and wonder. Imagine giving birth alone on the pavement, in the shadow of the richest college in Cambridge on one of the coldest nights of the year.’ – Jess Agar (fundraiser on Just Giving)
This is the despairing reality of a young woman, believed to be roughly 30, who gave birth to twins on Sidney Street outside Trinity College shortly before 7am on December 23.
It sounds like fiction, but it’s the cruel actuality taking place on the streets of England.
It’s believed that the twins were born at 29 weeks, some 11 weeks early. Mother and babies were attended by paramedics who arrived shortly at the scene and they were taken to Rosie Hospital for further treatment.
As Euro Weekly News understands, the alarm was given by an individual who works near the university and called for help on observing the woman giving birth.
A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said: ‘An ambulance was sent to Sidney Street, Cambridge shortly before 7am yesterday following reports of a woman in labour.
‘A woman and two infants were transported to Rosie Hospital for further assessment and care.’
A crowdfunding campaign has since been set up by kind-hearted members of the public to help ‘her care for herself and her children at the darkest, coldest time of the year’.
According to accounts from the Daily Mail the crowdfunding campaign initial target was £500, but has already raised More than £5,000
Jess Agar, who is the person behind the fundraiser on Just Giving, wrote: ‘Childbirth should be an exciting time of joy and wonder. ‘Imagine giving birth alone on the pavement, in the shadow of the richest college in Cambridge on one of the coldest nights of the year.
‘The roots of homelessness in this country go deep, but we can start at home, with those in need on our doorstep. Please give what you can, to make this festive season a little brighter.’