A father has raised a staggering £38,000 and counting in memory of his daughter who tragically passed away nine hours after she was born in May last year.
Ross Coniam set up the Nine4Norah campaign in honour of his daughter Norah Faith, which will see him tackle nine challenges in 2019.
The 36-year-old is taking on challenges including The Virgin London Marathon, London to Brighton Bike Ride and a 135 mile walk which finishes in Chorleywood for charities which helped him and his family after Norah’s death.
Speaking to MyChorleywoodNews, Ross said: “I am finishing the walk at Chorleywood Common because it’s where Norah is buried. It is going to be the toughest one but the most emotional one.
“I spend a lot of my time there, at least two or three times a week, just to talk to her and read her some books so it made sense to finish it there.”
With the walk in the planning stages, Ross wants to raise awareness of the walk and invite people to join him throughout the six days.
He added: “I want people to join me, people who are struggling with personal issues. It would be a great way for mums and dads who have been through similar stories to come and open up.
“The money raised is great but I want to raise awareness for the support that is out there which helped me and my family when we lost Norah.”
With an initial goal of £6,000, Ross is “overwhelmed” to smash his target and go into double figures.
When attending the FA Cup semi-final between Watford and Wolves earlier in the month, Ross was spotted in the stands by BT Sports presenter, Jake Humphrey, wearing a Nine4Norah hoodie.
After digging into the story and being so inspired by Ross, Jake tweeted a picture of the hoodie to his thousands of followers which saw a massive increase in donations.
Just two days after the match, the page received over £23,000 which Ross is incredibly grateful for.
To donate to Ross’ appeal, go to uk.gofundme.com/nine4norah