“We will always remember the faces of the nurses that helped us through those weeks. They are more than just nurses they are councillors, friends, professionals and angels. I couldn’t have got through what we got through in those early weeks if it wasn’t for them.”

Peter Sennit is taking on the Derby Half Marathon in June to raise money to thank the fantastic Neonatal Intensive Care and Maternity teams at Queens Hospital Burton, where his wife and twins where cared for after complications at birth.

“On the 7th June last year Amy was admitted into Burton hospital having a few complications with the twins we now know as Fearne and Harry.

Little did we know that this was the clicking of the Rollercoaster up to the top. On the 9th June. The clicking stopped and the Rollercoaster began.

After being told we are going into theatre now we realised things had changed, moments later and not being able to be in the theatre this could of been hours for all I know, a little boy was bought to me and for now it was Harry and I. What about the girl I asked? We are still working on her was the response. And my wife? Same.

Fearne was admitted into Neonatal Intensive Care, whilst Amy was in Intensive Care on the Delivery Ward. In the meantime Harry and I waited.

Eventually I was allowed to see Amy and she could see her son for the first time and then I was taken to meet my second daughter in NICU. She looked so frail so vulnerable and this is why I am raising this money at this race.

Amy came down with a condition called HELLP syndrome, essentially all major organs were failing on her and Fearne, well she took one for the team as she somehow knew that Harry wouldn’t have coped in NICU and she could fight it.

Everyone is well now and we are on a different rollercoaster having twins and a 5 year old, but we will always remember the faces of the nurses that helped us through those weeks.

They are more than just nurses they are councillors, friends, professionals and angels.

I couldn’t have got through what we got through in those early weeks if it wasn’t for them.

This race is on the 7th of June. The day Amy was admitted and the money raised will be going directly to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Maternity Ward.

This is more than a race for me, this is a race for everyone that was there for us even though we have no idea who most of you were.”

What an amazing thing to do for the team! Good luck to you Peter and we look forward to cheering you on at the Half Marathon.

To sponsor Peter, head over to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peter-sennitt