BBC news reader Sophie Raworth is on the run helping to raise thousands in sponsorship to help pay for neonatal equipment at St George’s hospital.

Sophie, who is patron of the registered charity The Friends of the Neonatal Unit at St George’s, has so far raised more than £2,200 sponsorship through taking part in the Great North Run and now has her sights set on a full marathon.

The mother-of-three, who anchors BBC1’s evening news programme said: “When I visited the [neonatal] unit this summer, it made me realise just how lucky I’ve been to have three very big and healthy babies.

“It’s a small charity, run by parents of children who were treated in the unit. The money I’ve raised will buy medical equipment, like an incubator, which they desperately need. Your money will make a real difference to some very small people. So thank you. Next up: the London Marathon?”

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