A WREXHAM man is hosting a raffle giving away five digital drawings in order to raise money for a charity close to his heart and raise awareness of babies born prematurely.

Adam Rogers' fundraiser is collecting money for the Bliss charity which aims to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.

On November 18 2019, Adam's daughter Mia was born prematurely and the family feared the worst.

He said: "Two years ago, my partner Hannah Chorley got rushed into hospital after her waters broke suddenly at 23 weeks and 5 days. Once we got to the hospital they said Hannah was in labour, and we should prepare for the worst.

"By 7 o'clock in the morning, we were at Arrowe Park Hospital in the Wirral. Arrowe told us it was an umbilical cord prolapse, and kept Hannah on a bed tilt for two days. We had to try and keep Mia inside for two days, otherwise they wouldn't be able to resuscitate her until she's at 24 weeks gestation.

"On the 18th, Hannah was rushed into theatre for an emergency caesarean. Mia was born 1lb 6oz, and didn't need resuscitation before being intubated. Mia was known as a Micro preemie, because she was born on or before 26 weeks.

"Mia spent four months in three different hospitals, Arrowe Park, Alder Hey and Wrexham Maelor, and came out two days after her due date on oxygen. By August Mia was off it completely.

"Everyone told us that Premature babies would be delayed in most things, Mia is continuing to prove them wrong. Mia is now close to being two years old and is only on Hydrocortisone.

"She's doing everything a two-year-old should be doing. We're enjoying every second with her as there was a huge chance of her not surviving. She is our miracle, and she showed us what it was like to be strong and fighting."

Adam is currently doing a charity raffle in aid of Bliss, where he is giving away five drawings, through Little Angel Designs.

He added: "This is a charity which is close to my family. This is an experience no one should have, and Bliss helps and supports families going through this tough time. We are looking to raise as much as possible as every little helps supporting every family who has to go through this."

To donate to the cause, go to: www.facebook.com/donate/592054422031141/2079291055580005/