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The Gift

A celebration for families made through donation and surrogacy. Everyone in the family welcome!

Today we celebrate the gift of parenthood in a specially curated family event created by Theatre Director and mum through donation Sarah Esdaile, and Visual Artist and mum through surrogacy Fiona Duffelen in collaboration with the Donor Conception Network and Surrogacy UK.


If you are thinking about making a family through donation or surrogacy come and experience how it feels, meet the people who have made their families in different ways. And if you are a family made with the gift of donation and surrogacy, come and celebrate modern families at a party with a difference. This is one party you won’t want to miss. Come and unwrap the biggest present you’ve ever seen and join the fun at our special picnic in The Pit.

The artists will be joined by Nina Barnsley, Director of Donor Conception Network, and Helen Greenwood from Surrogacy UK.


Sunday 5 May 2019

The Pit

11am - 1pm

Tickets £10, kids come free

Age recommendation: all welcome but activities most suitable for families with children aged 8 and under

Proudly produced in association with Donor Conception Network and Surrogacy UK

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With thanks to our principal clinic supporters:

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