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£755raised of £500 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £755 to the Neonatal Unit at Ayrshire Maternity Unit, Crosshouse Hospital.

    Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 22nd October 2017

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    Last year my wife gave birth to our daughter Isla at 29 weeks gestation. Isla only weighed 2lb 5oz and owing to her prematurity suffered a number of health problems. Isla was an emergency delivery and started off in intensive care where she stayed for a number of weeks and then stayed in the Neonatal ward at Ayrshire Maternity Unit for 11 weeks until she was well enough to come home with us. I have no doubt the staff at the unit saved Isla's fragile life with their professional care and for that we will always be in their debt. They looked after all of us, not just Isla.

    Throughout Isla's time in the unit I felt quite helpless as every day I watched the experts care after our daughter and dozens of other sick babies. I have since then wanted to give something back. I am trying to raise £500 to give back to the unit as a token of our appreciation and to help future parents of premature babies. I can never repay the staff at the unit in full, but I hope in some small way I can show them how much I appreciate all they have done for my family. Isla is now 1 year old and developing well, all due to the care of the staff at the unit.

    I hate running but I love whisky. So when I heard of the Dramathon. (A half marathon trail race through the Speyside whisky region) I thought that sounded like a challenge for me. Having never ran more than the length of myself without being out of breath, 13 miles will be a challenge. Any donations to this amazing unit will make my blisters and inevitable injuries worth it.

    Thanks for reading my story, if you would like to and you can afford to, please donate whatever you can. Thank you in advance for your support. Stephen.



    • Stephen Waugh9 months ago
      Stephen Waugh

      Stephen Waugh

      9 months ago

      Thanks so much for all your support and your generous donations. Today I completed the Dramathon. I did slip on some mud and pulled my quad and calf. This happened at 8.5miles. I couldn’t run any further so I walked the rest of the distance in a bit of pain. But it was all worth it. I made it. Thanks again. I’ll provide a final figure for donations when they are all counted. Cheers. Stephen.

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    • Stephen Waugh10 months ago
      Stephen Waugh

      Stephen Waugh

      10 months ago

      Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far. Really chuffed to have exceeded my target. Currently on my 9th training run. I think I have a bit of work to do in the coming weeks to make sure I am ready. Thanks again for all your support!!!

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    • Stephen Waugh11 months ago
      Stephen Waugh

      Stephen Waugh

      11 months ago

      Overwhelmed by the donations so far. Thanks very much to all who have donated. We really appreciate it.

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      Oct 21, 2017

      Good luck Stephen, Isla is a beautiful wee girl who brings great joy to all of us. A great cause. Mum & Dad xx


    • Theresa Sawyer

      Theresa Sawyer

      Oct 20, 2017

      Best of luck Stevie...! Will be thinking about you matey... When the going gets tough, mind that wee gorgeous smile that Isla gives you ❤️xx


    • Jen Carruth

      Jen Carruth

      Oct 13, 2017

      Good luck Stevie!


    • Yvonne Bartling

      Yvonne Bartling

      Oct 9, 2017

      Good Luck!!


    • Mick Ruddy

      Mick Ruddy

      Oct 9, 2017

      Well done mate. My son Connor was also born 11 weeks early weighing 2 pound 2. Hes now 10 years old. Great cause go for it.


    • Paul Main

      Paul Main

      Oct 9, 2017

      A great cause and worth the pain of the half marathon challenge.Well done.


    • Rainer Vosseler

      Rainer Vosseler

      Sep 27, 2017

      Go Stephen


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    Stephen Waugh

    Stephen Waugh

    Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

    In honour of my amazing daughter Isla, I'm running (well enduring) the half marathon trail run - Dramathon to raise funds for the Ayrshire Maternity Neonatal unit. It's a half marathon through the Speyside whisky region. I love whisky but hate running. Thanks for your support!!

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