My wife and I found out about the Lister Neonatal Families Group in 2014, after our beautiful twins spent 10 days on the Lister Neonatal Unit when they were born. My wife and I found their time on the Unit emotional and hard, but it was made easier by the staff who went above and beyond to provide support. After hearing about the Families Group it encouraged me to give something back as a way of saying thank you to all the wonderful staff on the Unit. 

My fundraising journey started slowly, doing one or two events a year and in 2018 I completed my first half marathon, and straight after I thought to myself ‘I want to do more next year.' It was then I decided to start my '12-in-12' challenge, completing a different challenge every month, raising funds for the Big Build Appeal. 

It's great to see that the Big Build Appeal is now so close to the target, I'm hoping that by the end of the year and on completion of the '12-in-12' we will have reached our goal. 

To find out more about our Big Build Appeal, click here.