Cameron conquers the Brighton Marathon

Twins Marnie and Penelope were born eleven weeks early, and received expert care at St George’s.
Their grateful dad Cameron ran the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, to raise money for our charity’s Welfare Support schemes to help families at the neonatal unit. He has raised a marvellous £1,941 in sponsorship. You can visit his giving page here.
Cameron wrote to us after his 26.2 mile run;
“Myself and Bethany, mum to Marnie and Penelope, are absolutely thrilled we’ve been able to give back and support First Touch with fundraising and then completing the Brighton Marathon on the 7th April 2024.
I have incurred three different injuries and have had regular appointments with a sports physio to keep myself in the best shape possible to achieve this marathon, within my target time of sub 4 hours! This meant no walking, no toilet stops and keeping well on top of my nutrition and fluid intake throughout.
I cannot thank my donors enough for all their sponsorship, and my employer British Airways for their final donation of £250 of which will arrive in May.
The support that First Touch provides to the unit as a whole, the parents, staff and babies is an absolute lifeline, and we are forever grateful, as I am sure all parents of the present and future are and will be. Our twins were born on 28th December 2022 at 29+4 weeks after having survived TTTS (Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) and TAPS (Twin Anaemia Polycythemia Sequence) surgeries. They weighed 1lb13 and 2lb13.
We cannot wait to pay a visit to the unit and thank the neonatal staff and First Touch personally.
All our love, Cameron, Bethany, and twins Marnie & Penelope. X’’