Dad’s get tough for babies

Chris Bradworth is taking on a 12 mile obstacle course in the Tough Mudder challenge in a bid to raise money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Norfolk and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH).

Chris, with friends James Oliver, Matt Cartledge and James Brindley from Norfolk will be tackling this challenge on 6th August in Cirencester and will also be fundraising for Help the Heroes. The Tough Mudder hard-core 12 mile-long obstacle courses are designed by the Special Forces to test participants’ all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Chris decided to attempt this challenge after his son Sheldon Bradsworth was admitted to NICU in November 2011.

Chris said: “The only reason Sheldon is alive today is because of the great work that is carried out within NICU at the Norfolk and Norwich. I would like to make all the effort to raise as much money as we can for the unit to say thank you.”

Louise Cook, fundraising manager at NNUH, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Chris and his friends have decided to attempt such a great challenge to raise money for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and for Help the Heroes.

“This is a very hard 12 mile course with many tough obstacles to overcome, so we can’t thank them enough for all their support and want to wish them all the very best.”

Louise Cook added: “We are so grateful that people support Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund. Whilst the NHS provides the necessities, the charity funds projects that make the hospital experience a better one for our patients, visitors and staff. We are always looking for people to get involved in fundraising like Chris, so please contact us if you would like to help.”

For further information about NNUH and to find out how to support the charity, please call 01603 287107 or visit  

To sponsor Chris please visit

Friday 30th of May 2014 10:00:07 AM