Mike Blackwell

24 Hour Spinathon

I'm fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

Our baby boy Joe was born 9 weeks early at the Royal Hospital for Women and was looked after so well by the doctors and nurses of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Despite all the incredible care Joe received, a combination of his prematurity as well as a heart condition was too much for him and he passed away after 5 weeks and 1 day of fighting so bravely.

To show our gratitude for the love and care shown to Joe, my wife Jayne and I have started to raise much needed funds for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. You can join me and be part of this amazing journey. Every day at The Royal, a baby's life begins, a baby's life is saved, a woman's life is saved and new research creates miracles.


Thanks Mike, Jayne & Joe


Thank you to my generous donors


Tania West

Such a beautiful legacy you both are creating for your little man Joe.


Fix Physio



Matty Chan

Our biggest of hugs from the Chan clan to Jayne, Joe and yourself Mike! ❤️ Such a brilliant legacy from an amazing family and wish we could do more for you... Big love Jayne & yourself mate and all the best tomorrow! 🚴🏻‍♂️👌🏻💪🏻


Rhiannon Watt And Daniel Frawley

Mike and Jane, I'm inspired by the way you have both taken the hand that you have been dealt and turned it into such a positive message and an everlasting legacy for Joe. Good luck with the spinathon - you've made an amazing impact on so many lives already, and you will continue to make an impact on many more to come. Rhi and Danny x


Vicky Gill

For Joe and all the tiny babies that follow 💙


Lauren & Rob Gray

Love from the Gray family xx


Micki Persky

Once again, another year of kindness and generosity from you Mike, a small contribution to a cause very near and dear xx


Becc Roach


Andrea Comastri

Well done Mike! You and Jayne are a great inspiration. Sending lots of love and a small donation from the Comastri family


Jp&gemma Hutchison


Peter & Amanda Ewing

Walk on, walk on; with hope in your heart And you'll never walk alone You'll never walk alone. Go get 'em Mike


Gary Jones

Congratulations on the 24 hr spin mike. You and Jayne deserve every success going forwards in memory of your special little boy. What a wonderful legacy you are building in his memory lots of love Gaz, Sara & the boys x


Richard Yates

Good luck reaching your goal. 🇨🇦


Christopher Leahy

Wonderful work Mike and Jayne.


David Midgley


Lucy Kinsey

What a wonderful way to honour little Joe x


Hayley Sachithanandan

For baby Joe 💕


Kurt Tinnock

Sorry I can't make it this year. It's amazing too see how much money you have raised in Joe's honour. Good luck tomorrow and I hope you smash your target!


Mike Blackwell


Lorraine Murphy

From our family to yours x


Cassandra Sinclair

Such a great cause and inspiration for all.


Deborah Wixted

Kudos to you and the team Mike!


Up!cycle - Kelly & Shantelle

Hi Mike, Just read your heartbreaking story of little Joe. My daughter too was born 8wks premmie but I am thankful everyday I now have a beautiful 25yo. Really hope we can help you on your 24hr ride, but regardless here's a little bump for your fundraising journey.


Alan Birchall

Congratulations Mike and Jayno on organising a great event!


The Healthy Body Company

We were incredibly touched by your determination to bring something good for others from your own personal tragedy.


Hannah Cooper

Thoughts are with you Jayne and Mike. You are incredible people. Lots of love xxx


Yelena Townsend


Nikki & Kevin Janks


Kim Parker

For the love of Joe 💕


Michael Gostelow

Well done Mike!


Grace Kiernan

You are an incredible person! Joe is lucky to have you as his dad. Enjoy tomorrow mate xx


Marijn Kortekaas

Hey mate, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Joe earlier this year. I just read your story on FB. How are you and Jayne doing? I hope this small gesture helps honour Joe's life and helps to get the equipment the hospital needs. Marijn



Newtowner beers! Cheers to this amazing event and Joe


Steve Kelis

All the best mate . Have a great ride




Chris Park

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