A remarkable four year old fundraiser from the Dringhouses has raised over £200 for the special care baby unit (SCBU) at York Hospital by taking part in a Jane Tomlinson run.
Rhiannon Parry joined up for the mini run on 13 May in Leeds to thank the unit for the care her little brother Arthur received when he was born at the hospital two years ago.
Dad Steve has also signed up to take part in the Jane Tomlinson York 10k in August to raise even more money for the unit.
Steve Parry said, "When our son Arthur was born in January 2010, he was a healthy nine pounds, but both he and my partner had health issues from the birth. Arthur was placed in the SCBU for his first night while he received antibiotics and monitoring. He was given checks and medication by SCBU for a further week - the team there were fantastic and the support my partner also received in recovery was excellent.
"Seeing a baby of nine pounds in the incubators next to babies with more serious health problems and weights of around two pounds made us realise how fortunate we were and how dedicated and hard working the staff at York Hospital are in caring for patients and parents during this time. I vowed to try and raise some money to help give something back to the SCBU unit as a thank you. Rhiannon has been amazing and has really set the pace for me in the fundraising stakes!"