It created the Jennifer Brown Research Fund – named after Sarah and husband Gordon’s daughter – to invest in the best medical research for safe pregnancy and premature birth, and to explore how community projects could also help support vulnerable pregnant mothers and their babies and children.
Dave, from Highburton, West Yorkshire, said: “So I signed up to do the Great North Run in 2006, my first ever half-marathon, and decided to raise funds for PiggyBankKids, specifically to support the Jennifer Brown Research Fund.”
The following year, Claire became pregnant again and went into premature labour. Lucas was born at 26 weeks weighing just two pounds three ounces.
“He may have been small but our special miracle was a little fighter,” said Dave. “After spending three months at the Calderdale special care baby unit in Huddersfield, he was ready to come home.