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My wife, Erika, and I recently had the unexpected, but delightful, arrival of our baby boy Lincoln Alexander Mitchell Clifford, on Saturday 29th July 2017, weighing a whopping 2 pounds 8 ounces! His original due date was 25th October so he was a little premature and couldn't wait to come out and meet the world!
As a 'preemie' baby, Baby Link currently requires around-the-clock care and attention from all the staff and nurses in the Neonatal Unit in the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.
Erika and I have been completely overwhelmed with all the care, support and love each and every one of the staff and nurses have given our son throughout his care. They continue to fly the flag high for the NHS and I personally couldn't be more thankful for their help each day and continuously throughout this difficult, unexpected and emotional time in our lives.
I can never fully repay all the staff and nurses for their tremendous efforts, however, as a small token of my appreciation, I am attempting to raise £2,000 for the Neonatal Unit and I know the money raised will go towards new machines, revamping care rooms and incubators for all premature and sick babies within the unit's care.
I didn't think simply running Tough Mudder was enough to warrant £2,000 worth of donations, so I have decided to run it TWICE! I will be running these back-to-back on Saturday 23rd September in West Sussex. This will be the toughest running challenge I've ever faced physically, as I have never ran the total distance in one go. Running TM twice will be just short of a marathon distance at 25miles but with 40-48 gruelling obstacles (as I'll be running it twice!) in addition to the fair amount of running.... these obstacles include electrocution rods, ice baths, fire pits and much more!
For an idea of the obstacles I'll be facing if you have never heard of Tough Mudder, please see the following link: https://toughmudder.co.uk/obstacles
My two brave friends, Aziz Oyekan and Michael Chehade (Shady) will also be running this with me and helping to raise money for this cause.
Any donations are welcome - please also leave your name on the donations page so I can personally thank everyone! And make sure you click Giftaid where applicable as this adds 25% additional funds available to the charity!
Thank you everyone. Ashley, Erika and Baby Link.
Please note that all proceeds raised will be going to the Neonatal Unit in the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.
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