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Weʼre raising £2,000 to donate towards two separate charities supporting two of Surrey's Neo-Natal Units.

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After Felicity (born at 33 weeks) spent her first 19 days in East Surrey's Neo-Natal unit, I felt a desire to do something to raise money for the charity that supports the unit, however, I never got round to it.

More recently, my son Barnaby was born in East Surrey Hospital on 5th July at 35 weeks, and was transferred to St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, when he was a day old, to be cared for at their Neo-Natal unit. The support that is given to all of the babies in both units is incredible and the charities that support these unit, work hard behind the scenes to make life as a parent as easy as possible in these difficult situations. We are the fortunate ones, relatively speaking we have spent a short amount of time in Neo-Natal as parents, compared to many others. Little Roo is the charity attached to St Peter's and their team of fairies are continually topping up stocks of food for parents to consume, when going to the shop or spending a fortune on takeaway food is not a priority.

Three Men & A Running Buggy

So, here's the deal... My brother(s) and I will be running from St. Peters Hospital in Chertsey to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill (approximately a marathon in length). As keen runners, this is perhaps not challenging enough, so we will run the distance with a running buggy carrying Felicity (and then either her cousin or perhaps weights, once she gets fed up!) the entire distance.

There are hundreds of worthy charities out there, and each one resonates with different people for different reason. We would be grateful if you could support these two worthy causes.

NB: I have set it up as a crowd-funding page, because doesn't allow for two charities to be supported via one page otherwise.

Thanks x

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    • Laurence & Jane

      Laurence & Jane

      Aug 10, 2018

      Well done Si, Fred and baby F! x


    • Anonymous


      Aug 9, 2018

      Good stuff, well done to you, your brother and the buggy!

    • Philip Cooper

      Philip Cooper

      Aug 9, 2018

      Watch out for the buggy bumps


    • Jo & Ryan Clapham

      Jo & Ryan Clapham

      Aug 6, 2018

      What a great cause, very well done on completion & in this heat!


    • Priscilla  Mumfird

      Priscilla Mumfird

      Aug 6, 2018

      Manning Family - very worthy cause indeed and happy to support. Best wishes to you all. Love Pip M


    • Jane O’D

      Jane O’D

      Aug 5, 2018

      Well done to you all!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 5, 2018

      Well done boys. Great effort especially in the heat. xxx


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