Running his first London Marathon this Sunday will be particularly poignant for Caddington dad Mike Morland.
He’s doing it in memory of his triplets who were born prematurely in 2005 and the date falls between the boys’ birthdays – David was stillborn on April 12 and Josh and Leo died two days later on April 14.
The Virgin Atlantic aircraft certifying engineer said: “It will be very emotional but it certainly helps doing something positive.
“When the boys were born all our hopes were pinned on the experise of the doctors and specialists.
“Even though it’s too late for our babies, fundraising for equipment through an event like this finally makes you feel you’re doing something to help.”
Mike, 37, has already almost doubled his target of £1,500. The money will be split between The Baby Snow Fairy Fund – set up by colleagues after the loss of their daughter Neve Faye – and Vigin staff foundation charity Free the Children which supports youngsters at the airline’s destinations.
Mike said: “Neve Faye means ‘Snow Fairy’ and she was also one of triplets so the charity couldn’t be more appropriate or closer to our hearts.” Mike and his wife Helen went on to have two more children – seven-year-old Charlie and Jessica, four.
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