Surrey

Father raises cash for Frimley Park baby unit

David Bowering and family at John O-Groats
Image caption David Bowering celebrated with Holly and family members at John O'Groats

A father whose daughter was born five weeks early has cycled the length of Britain to raise money for the Surrey hospital which cared for her.

David Bowering, 38, who cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats in six days, lost 21lb (9.5 kg) on the trip in aid of Frimley Park Hospital.

His daughter, Holly, was born at the hospital in November 2008 and spent a week in the special care baby unit.

He handed a cheque for £2,600 to the unit when he visited with wife Sue.

He more than doubled his original fundraising target of £1,000.

"We are in awe of David's achievement and truly grateful to him and all his sponsors for this fantastic cheque," said unit manager Gina Outram.

"The money will be used to buy special equipment to improve the comfort and environment for premature and ill babies born at Frimley Park."

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