A determined mum-of-four has raised hundreds of pounds for charities which help premature and sick babies.
Lynsey Hutsby of Ancaster turned to fund-raising after three of her four children suffered severe problems and were born prematurely.
Two of her children - Katie and Harry - were born weighing barely 5lbs whilst Evie was born at 32 weeks and weighed just 4lbs ½oz.
Lynsey said: “No one can imagine what it’s like having a premature baby unless they’ve been through it themselves and sometimes people can often say things without thinking.
“Watching your tiny baby fighting to live in their little plastic incubator, covered in tubes and wires and being unable to cuddle your baby is heartbreaking.
“I’ve been through that three times and although you get used to what all the machines are for - all the bleeping of alarms, etc - it doesn’t make it any easier to cope with having a premature baby.”
The three premature babies all spent a month in the neonatal intensive care unit whilst Harry was diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism - a condition which will require treatment for life.
At birth, Harry could not breathe for himself so needed to be transferred from Boston Pilgrim to Nottingham City Hospital.
However, Lynsey has been able to turn her battles into triumphs and last month organised a “Buggy Push” round Woodland Waters at Ancaster which raised around £600 for premature babies charity Bliss and £200 for Tommy’s.
More events are planned for the future.
Lynsey said: “I’m planning an event at my children’s school, Ancaster Primary School, where everyone has to dress like a baby for the day - wear a onesie, pigtails, freckles, etc!”
Look out for more news of Lynsey’s fund-raising efforts.