Superheroes turned out en masse to remember a baby girl who passed away earlier this month and to raise more than £2,000 for the hospital which cared for her.
Twins Faith and George were born 11 weeks prematurely to parents Laura and Paul Evans, of Little Saughall, on August 10.
They were transferred from the Countess of Chester Hospital to the neonatal unit at Liverpool Women’s Hospital but Faith tragically died on October 3.
Friends of the Evans family rallied to support them and organised a ‘superhero walk’ at Duke’s Drive in Chester on Sunday (October 18) to raise vital funds for the Newborn Appeal.
Nearly 200 people turned out for the walk clad in their most heroic finery.
Donna McGovern was one of the organisers, along with friends Bernise Whitley and Vikki Bayley.
She said: “Initially the walk was to show our support to the family whilst they were at the hospital with the twins.
“However, once Faith passed away we decided the walk would go ahead in her memory.
“Lots of people who attended didn’t know the family but had heard about the twins.
“Laura and Paul can’t thank the staff at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital neonatal unit enough for the care and support given to them and the twins.”
George has quickly settled into family life, having been allowed home on October 5, and attended the walk with his parents and five-year-old brother Zack.
The Newborn Appeal has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for essential equipment and research since it was launched in 1992.
Donna added: “We all feel so proud to have been a part of something that was for such a worthy cause and our current amount raised is £2,030 but still rising with sponsor money yet to come in.”
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