Family and friends help to raise money for the neonatal unit at the West Suffolk Hospital

When tiny Indy Ashby came into the world fully eight weeks prematurely it was a worrying and stressful time for his parents Kim and Joel.

But the tiny tot, who weighed in at 4lbs 8ozs at birth and looked “a sorry sight” according to his mother, has now grown into a sprightly three-year-old.

And he raised money for the neonatal ward at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, where he was treated.

A total of £100 came from family and friends after the couple got married at Gretna Green and then had a reception at Ely.

Indy carried out a collection and asked everyone for their money and just after celebrating his third birthday on July 4 he and his mother handed the funds over to the ward.

Kim explained how she was rushed into the hospital from her home in Feltwell, in Norfolk, when she went into labour.

“We were just so overwhelmed by how amazing they were as we were not prepared for a premature baby.

“I felt so reassured having him at the West Suffolk and we can’t thank them enough as they made it so much easier and they were so good even when we got discharged,” said the 32-year-old who teaches at Millfield Primary School, in Littleport.

“We were so pleased with the care Indy received in the neonatal unit and the staff were so friendly. We often think of the team.

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