An annual fundraising walk in aid of a hospital neonatal unit, will take place this Saturday.

The event is lead by Ann McFerran, and is in memory of her and husband Bob's son, Peter, who died in Iraq while serving with 1 Squadron, RAF Regiment in 2007, aged just 24.

Peter's accommodation block was hit by an insurgent rocket and he and two friends paid the ultimate price, with many others injured.

Ann, from Connah's Quay, now sets out to fundraise every year, for the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, where Peter was born.

He was eight weeks premature when he arrived on November 26, 1982, his parents were told he had just three days to live.

To date, the yearly walk, from Connah's Quay to Countess of Chester Hospital, has raised in the region of £45,000 for the special baby care unit that helped give them 24 years with their son.

Ann said: "We've done it every year, we even managed it last year, although we couldn't cross the border.

"A group from the Connah's Quay end met my daughter from the other end at the border at Blacon.

"I have to do it every year now, and what helps is some of the RAF regiment come to join us, they're an extended family."

Taking part on the nearest Saturday to Peter's birthday, this year November 27, the walk is always emotional.

Ann adds: "Next year it will be on his birthday, he would have been 40.

"They didn't expect him to last three days. Three weeks later, we were asked if we wanted to bring him home.

"We just want to keep this going as long as we can. As long as I can walk it, I'll do it.

"I've even told my daughter, if it comes to it, eventually she may just have to push me in a wheelchair."

If you would like to support Ann in her bid to raise money to help more sick and tiny babies, you can visit her JustGiving page.