Neonatal Mum Tara skates into fundraising success

When mum Tara suffered an injury that meant she couldn’t take part in the 2018 Great North Run, she didn’t let it dampen her spirits – or her fundraising efforts.

After a small period of recuperation, she and a group of friends decided to take part in a sponsored skating marathon (with rollerskates, not on ice!) to raise money for their respective charities. Tara chose Tiny Lives, as she had been intending to run the GNR on behalf of the charity. Her son, Nathan, was born prematurely and spent some time on the Neonatal Unit at the RVI.

Tara strapped on her skates on 1st September and managed to complete her challenge successfully despite unexpectedly high temperatures – although she did end up a bit sunburned! She raised a wonderful £355.30 for Tiny Lives.

We can’t thank Tara enough for her kind support, and for her dedication in altering her plans so that she could still fundraise for us.

You can see some pictures of Tara during her skate below, as well as a picture of Nathan when he was being cared for on the Neonatal Unit.

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