Helen Dodd

On 8th March 2020 I'll be running the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon to raise funds for Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity's Closer to Care campaign, which is supporting premature or sick babies being treated in the hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

Having had both of my sons (Ernie and Robin) at the Royal Surrey in the past three years, the money I raise  will help parents stay overnight with their babies and will give families the chance to be closer and more involved with their babies care.

We were very lucky that Ernie only needed to stay in Special Care for one night but being away from him even for that short period of time was hard. I want to help other parents by giving them the opportunity to to be with their baby in those first few hours, days and even weeks.

I've never run a half marathon before so this is quite challenging for me - not least fitting in training runs around my two boys!

Please donate to help this brilliant cause.

Thank You.

Helen Dodd