‘I love my daddy and miss him so much’, Dominic, five, to do sponsored walk on Father’s Day in memory of dad James

Dominic Barker at home with his fundraising poster

Dominic Barker at home with his fundraising poster

Dominic Barker (above) will be completing a three-mile sponsored walk this Father’s Day (Sunday 18 June) in memory of his dad James, who died in February this year aged just 39.

James, also dad to Harrison, 18, had a brain tumour and was treated at both Queen’s and King George hospitals, spending eight weeks as an inpatient before he sadly died.

Dominic, of Collier Row, decided to take on his fundraising challenge not only in memory of his dad, but also to raise funds for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity. He wants to help all those who cared for his dad, as well as future patients and their families.

Dominic (pictured below with James) said: “I love my daddy and miss him so much. I want to say thank you to all the nurses and doctors who looked after him, and try to help other mummies and daddies in hospital.”

Dominic with his dad James

He will be completing his walk at King George Playing Fields in Romford, supported by his family and friends.

Dominic, who has already raised ten times his initial target of £150, added: “My dad was so kind, caring and funny – he was my hero.”

His mum and James’ wife Emma said: “Dominic’s doing an amazing job and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Brother Harrison (pictured below, right, with James and Dominic) added: “Please support him as he continues to help our local hospitals.”

You can donate via Dominic’s JustGiving page.

James pictured with sons Harrison and Dominic


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