Ready for the off. Willow and dog Star  (above)

Willow’s run for poorly babies

Titchmarsh twelve-year-old Willow Cooper is raising money for Kettering General Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Willow has set herself the challenge of running 100km in June, that’s the equivalent of nearly two and a half marathons, or 3.4km every day for 30 days!

She has chosen Kettering SCBU as they cared for her and her twin Bronte for 5 weeks when she was born 8 weeks early weighing just 2lb 14oz. The unit’s staff and parents are under particular pressure now to keep Coronavirus out and keep the premature and poorly babies safe.

If you see Willow out and about running around the village, please cheer her on. Mum Naomi is regretting agreeing to the challenge as she is having to accompany her and is not fit!

If you are able to spare a few pounds, please consider sponsoring Willow and help the special care babies by clicking on the JustGiving link. Many thanks to everyone who has already donated.


Willow in the yellow hat with twin Bronte and parents Naomi and Tim

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