Stepping out for the neonatal team

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Devoted dad Roy Willis is set to lead a sponsored walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy’s life.

Dominic less than one hour old

Dominic less than one hour old

Baby Dominic was born 14 weeks premature in October 2012 weighing just 2lb 3oz.

For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital worked hard taking care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five or six times a day.

“Words could never convey how grateful we are for all the hard work and dedication they have put in to make sure our son comes home fit and healthy,” said Roy.

“The time has come for Dominic to come home now and the best way I can think of to say thank you is to raise as much money as possible so they can buy extra equipment and make their job easier.

Dominic now safely back home

Dominic now safely back home

“The neonatal team from the doctors to the cleaners, who keep the unit sterile and as free from infection as possible, are the real superstars of this world and although they receive more chocolates and biscuits than we can imagine, it is rare for them to get external funding.

“Please dig deep for this fantastic cause or come and join us for the sponsored walk. Every penny counts!”

The walk will take place on Saturday 2 March 2013 and around 40 people have already signed up to take part.

For more details or to pledge your support visit or contact Roy on or 07956 296217.

You can also donate by texting DOMW50 and the amount in £s you want to give to 70070.