Tyneside dad completes 300 mile charity challenge for the Freeman Hospital

The Hollingsworth Family at the finish line of Ivan's challenge Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The dad of a little boy, whose life was saved by staff at a Newcastle Hospital, has finished his final charity challenge.

Ivan is welcomed home by his wife Nadine and son Seb Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Ivan Hollingsworth's son, Sebastian, underwent surgery at the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital at 16 weeks old after being born with a congenital defect.

Seb in the children's heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital Credit: Family photo

For 8 years, Ivan has tirelessly fundraised to thank the unit that saved his son's life.

In this, his toughest and final challenge, he was hoping to break the half a million pound fundraising target.

The total on the SEB4CHUF just giving page sits at over £497,000.[](https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/seb4chuf)You can donate by clicking this link.