A GRATEFUL dad donated thousands of nappies to Warrington Hospital’s neonatal unit.

Daniel Shannon raised enough money to buy 2000 size zero nappies for the unit as a thank you for the ‘amazing’ care they gave to his son.

The Runcorn dad set himself a challenge in order to fundraise the money to buy the items for Warrington’s NNU - who care for sick and premature babies.

“The care they given to my son Niall 11 years ago when he was first born nearly three months premature at home out the blue was nothing short of amazing,” Daniel said.

“I’ve just made a Donation of 2000 size 0 nappies to Warrington neonatal unit, plus some chocolate hampers for the staff, to thank them for all the care they offer all year around.”

In order to raise the funds, Daniel set himself the challenge of running four miles every four hours for 48 hours.

“With the support of my running club Run Sandymoor I raised just over £400 to donate to the unit.”

Daniel hopes to encourage more people to donate to neonatal units all over the country.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Daniel donated thousands of nappies to Warrington Hospital's neonatal unitDaniel donated thousands of nappies to Warrington Hospital's neonatal unit (Image: Newsquest)

“The nurses and doctors up and down the country at these NNU’s are absolute superhero’s.

“The amount of care and support they give out, especially over the festive period is truly incredible,” he added.

Next year Daniel has plans to step the challenge up a notch.

With aim of raising even more money for the neonatal unit who cared for his premature son.

“Hopefully a small gesture like this will help anyone who going through a tough time over the festive period.

“We will be forever grateful for all they did for Niall and hopefully these will help out loads.”