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From Bournemouth to Boscombe 72 times

The mother of twins recently born at Poole Hospital has decided to raise money for charity by taking on a running challenge.

Jodie Leigh-Hall was admitted to hospital when she unexpectedly went into labour while 27+4 weeks pregnant. She later had an emergency c-section for a breech birth at hospital in Southampton before returning to Poole.  Jodie then spent 72 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Poole, where she and her twin boys, Hunter and Carter were treated.

Today, both mother and boys are healthy and happy and Jodie has decided to pay tribute to the care she received with a challenge. She will be running between Bournemouth and Boscombe pier 72 times over an indefinite period in a bid to raise money for Poole Hospital Charity. Jodie has so far raised £425, which is over double her initial £200 target and we wish her, Hunter and Carter the very best.

Asked about her time at Poole, Jodie said: “The staff within the NICU were all amazing. We got to know them quite well and they helped us get through and looked after me and my partner as well as the boys.” 

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Jodie Leigh Hall runds from Bournemouth to Boscombe pier 72 times

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