A Rotherham mum whose daughter died at just five-days-old has conquered the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of “angelic” Lily.

Naomi Frost, 24, lost Lily in 2015 to a condition which affects the development of the heart.

After five days in a specialist unit at Leeds Infirmary where doctors battled to save her, the family was forced to make the impossible decision to turn off Lily’s life support. 

The family then spent the next three weeks at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice receiving end-of-life care. 

“We were told by a nurse that Bluebell Wood was an option but we really didn’t know what to expect,” said Naomi.

“When we arrived the surroundings were just so appropriate and fitting and all the facilities were fantastic.

“It really helped because it gave us the chance to spend precious time together, to come to terms with it all.

 “Of course it will never be long enough, but to have that little bit of time – something we wouldn’t have otherwise had – meant so much.

“When Lily was born, she was just perfect – so angelic.

“I’m just so grateful to have had the chance to spend that time with her and to the Bluebell Wood staff for all their support. That’s why we really want to give something back.”

Naomi, who now has her hands full with her two children aged one and three, decided to take on the challenge in September along with her sister Nicole Frost and auntie Tracey Kotob.

The intrepid trio tackled the epic Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in under 11 hours, and have so far raised almost £700 for Bluebell Wood.

“I’m not really much of a walker so it was tough at times – but I managed to keep us positive,” said Naomi, from Whiston.

“We met lots of interesting people too, who usually asked why we were doing it. It was nice and it gave us the chance to talk about it.”

Anna Gott, Community Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “It is such a wonderful gesture to honour Lily’s memory and it will help us to continue to support families when they need it the most.

“It costs over £4 million each year to keep our doors open and with only 10 per cent of this coming from government sources, each and every penny raised by our dedicated fundraisers makes a huge difference.”

To support Naomi, Nicole and Tracey’s fundraising challenge, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicole-frost3