A father says he is “overwhelmed” after a TV presenter’s tweet helped raise thousands of pounds as part of his fundraising campaign in memory of his baby daughter.

Ross Coniam, 36, was watching Watford take on Wolves at Wembley on Sunday when BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey noticed Mr Coniam’s jumper which had a Go Fund Me link on the back with the campaign slogan ‘nine4norah’.

Norah is the daughter of Mr Coniam and his wife Naomi. Sadly, 'perfect' Norah died a little over nine hours after she was born on May 29 last year – and her father pledged to honour Norah and raise awareness of baby loss.

Speaking to the Watford Observer in February this year, the 36-year-old who lives in Watford, explained a series of challenges he was taking part in to raise money for four charities.

But thanks to Mr Humphrey’s tweet, his campaign has gone on to another level and more than £30,000 has been raised – Mc Coniam had only set himself a target of £6,000.

The TV presenter posted three tweets following the FA Cup semi-final and shared a link to the go fund me page. Within minutes, thousands had been raised.

Mr Coniam’s wife Naomi replied saying “I can’t thank you enough for your random act of kindness and the overwhelming support and donations your tweets have brought in. Our daughter is helping to change so many lives even though she’s not physically here and that makes me so proud”.

Mr Humphrey replied saying: “glad to help in a small way. Huge love to you and your family”.

Speaking yesterday, Mr Coniam told the Watford Observer: “It wasn’t until Sunday that I found out what Jake had done. It was so random. I was just really lucky I was sat there and he saw the jumper.

“I just decided to wear the jumper as there was no dress code but I didn’t expect anyone to pay any attention to it. It’s been a very surreal couple of days and a whirlwind of messages. The generosity of strangers has helped to raise so much for these charities and it gets people talking about baby loss too.

“Hopefully, I can meet Jake and shake his hand.”

Mr Coniam has set himself a number of challenges including charity walks and marathons with his next big one where he will take part in a 130 mile walk in July, from Cirencester to Chorleywood Common where Norah is buried.

Watford Observer:

Ross has set himself a number of challenges

All the money raised will go to Sands, a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, 4Louis who donate memory boxes to hospitals, a midwifery trust called Iolanthe, and Keech Hospice Care.

Click here to visit the fundraising page.