Brave parents’ fund-raising mission in son’s memory

Family of young Adam Milner who died have raised �12500 for the Special Care Baby Units at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary'Pictured are Sharon Jenkinson, Vicky Milner, Isabel Milner 11-months-old, Steve Milner, Evan Milner 23-months-old and Alison Massey
Family of young Adam Milner who died have raised �12500 for the Special Care Baby Units at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary'Pictured are Sharon Jenkinson, Vicky Milner, Isabel Milner 11-months-old, Steve Milner, Evan Milner 23-months-old and Alison Massey
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BRAVE parents Steve and Vicky Milner have set themselves the task of raising as much money as possible in memory of their little boy.

Adam Milner tragically died in 2009, aged two, after choking on a sausage at his Huddersfield nursery.

The family, who now live at Ovenden Wood, Halifax, have since raised a total of £12,500 for local hospitals.

This week they visited Calderdale Royal Hospital and handed over £2,000 for its Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

When Adam was born, he spent 16 days in special care after emergency caesarean.

The Milner family have also donated more than £8,000 to the Paediatric Intenstive Care Unit (PICU) at Leeds General Infirmary, where Adam died. Money was raised through his funeral and a Three Peaks fund-raiser by Mr Milner and his friends.

Staff at Steve’s work, Clarion Solicitors in Leeds, have also been raising money for PICU – including managing partner Mark Burns who is part-way through a decathlon of events.

Mrs Milner said: “The nurses on SCBU do such a wonderful job day in and day out. They’re angels.

“We just wanted to give back.

“Likewise, the staff at PICU did everything they could and helped make our last few days with Adam as bearable as possible.

“Adam was a wonderful little boy, full of smiles and is terribly missed by us all, but he will live on in our hearts forever”.