Dad’s cycle to fund incubator

A FATHER-OF-THREE from Clevedon, whose newborn son’s life was saved by an incubator, is cycling from the head office of its manufacturer in North Germany to a Bristol hospital to raise funds for a new machine.

Former Clevedon School pupil Steve Fox, aged 32, now an area manager for a fire and gas systems company, hopes to make the trip, with friend Chris Byrne from Chester, in just one week.

He plans to raise a staggering �10,000 for the incubator, after his son Rupert, who was born in September with Downs Syndrome, spent the first two weeks of his life in intensive care at Southmead Hospital, receiving oxygen and being fed through a tube.

The Butterfield Park resident said: “The incubator, along with an excellent team of staff saved his life.

“Now he is doing really well, he’s growing up fast and is such a happy little boy.


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“We are extremely lucky to have him and he is adored by family and friends.”

The pair will leave Draeger head office in Luebeck, on July 1, covering about 750 miles, before arriving at the hospital where they will donate the incubator.

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Steve, who has been training in all weathers since January, has already raised an impressive �3,700 and anyone else who can help is asked to donate online via uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ride4rupert

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