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Preston mum is fundraising in honour of her poorly son

Posted on - 26th March, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News
Rory Dickinson was born at 30 weeks

A Preston mum is completing a fundraising walk, along with her family, to raise funds for Royal Preston Hospital‘s Neo-Natal Unit which took care of her poorly son.

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Vicky Dickinson, from Ashton, has organised the walk on behalf of her son, Rory Dickinson.

Rory spent the first 96 days of his life at Royal Preston Hospital’s Neo-Natal after being born suddenly at 30 weeks due to a complete placental abruption.

Rory, now eight-and-a-half months old, was severely starved of oxygen and has been diagnosed with HIE brain damage and other medical conditions.

His family will be taking part in the fundraising walk on Tuesday 3 April to raise money.

Rory’s siblings Marley (5), Kian (6), Kodi (1), Toby (7), Keira (8).

The walk will start from Tulketh Road, Ashton, and continue through to Avenham Park.

They will then walk down the River Ribble via the allotments at lower Penwortham, continuing around docklands, and up to Ashton Park.

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After circling around Ashton Park, they will then walk around Haslam Park and back to Tulketh Road.

The route of the fundraising walk

Vicky Dickinson, Rory’s mum, from Ashton, said: “There will be myself, my husband and six of our children taking part in the event.

“Four of them will be walking the full ten miles – Keira, aged 8, Toby, aged 7, Kian, aged 6, and Marley, aged 5.

“There will also be Kodi, aged 1, in a pushchair and Rory himself.

“We decided to do the walk as April is HIE awareness month so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to not only raise awareness of Rory’s condition but to also raise money for a good cause.

“Although our first fundraising donation will be made to Royal Preston Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit, we are hoping to continue fundraising to raise more money for charities and services that will be providing support and care for Rory and us as a family such as Derian House.”

Kian (6), Keira (8), Toby (7), Marley (5) will be doing the fundraising walk

Rory’s family hope to raise £500 as a thank you for all the help, care and love that was given from Royal Preston Hospital and to help other families too.

You can donate to the campaign via the online donation page.

You can keep up to date with Rory’s story on the Facebook page.

Will you be donating to the fundraising campaign? Have you been involved with any fundraising recently? Let us know in the comments below

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