Riders raise cash for baby unit

Eight riders completed the 112-mile course to raise money for the Royal Derby Hospital's NICU.

Eight riders completed the 112-mile course to raise money for the Royal Derby Hospital's NICU.

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A Somercotes mum whose son spent the first month of his life in the Royal Derby Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) organised a fundraising cycle ride to say ‘thank you’.

Leah Skermer’s son, Rupert Bacon, was born five weeks early with lung problems on 9th May. He contracted an infection which required a long course of antibiotics and received life-saving care from the NICU staff.

Eight riders completed the 112-mile bike ride on Sunday 17th August, which set off from Leah’s home in Somercotes, passed through Oakham where her sister was born and the Royal Derby NICU, before finishing off at the Red Lion in Riddings.

 

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