After a premature birth baby Lennox was set to keep his mother on her toes as he needed to be flown to hospital after turning blue.

His mum Asha Richardson, aged 26, of Kirkby Stephen, suffered from pre-eclampsia and had to give birth 10 weeks early little Lennox weighed only 3lbs 4oz and was in the special care unit for several weeks before finally being released home.

Taking refuge at her mums Mrs Richardson was suddenly discovered any mums worst nightmare a baby that was turning blue and cold.

The 26-year-old said: “He just went downhill. By the time the ambulance arrived Lennox was blue and cold to touch. It was a bit crazy because me and my mum were trying to look after Lennox while my husband was working four hours away with not a clue what was going on.

“Then the air ambulance was called out and it came really really quickly. We were originally going to Newcastle, but because of the wind direction it would be quicker going to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

“I carried Lennox, attached to a monitor, across a boggy field in my wellies, and he was so small that I ended up laying on the stretcher holding Lennox, as if I was the patient.

“The flight only took about 20 minutes, it was so fast, and when we got there no-one had ever seen anyone as cold Lennox in their lives.”

“The team were just amazing and really nice, and they even stuck around after we got to hospital to make sure we were alright.”

Lennox had sepsis and meningitis and spent one week in intensive care, followed by two weeks on a ward at Alder Hey, before being transferred to Lancaster hospital and released on Christmas Eve.

The devoted mum said: “He still has a few chest issues and gets monitored regularly but he fits in with his friends who are the same age. He’s now two years and seven months.”

After the traumatic incident Asha decided to raise money for GNAAS by pledging to walk 5k every day in May with Lennox and was supported by friends and family on many of the walks.

She’s continued to do the challenge every year since and even increased the mileage adding: “GNAAS is an amazing charity and hopefully more people will continue to support it.”