South Yorkshire man from Thorne, Doncaster, who became a grandad at just 35 is proud of his five-generation family

A South Yorkshire man who became a grandad aged just 35 says he is proud of his five-generation family.

Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 2:08 pm

Craig Reed, from Thorne in Doncaster, became a grandad at the age of 35 and is likely to have three grandchildren by the end of next year.

His large family has an unusual five generations from 80-year-old grandma Harriett to baby Joel who will turn one year old on Christmas Day this year.

Craig, who is now 36, said: “There’s me nan who's 80, then my mum who's 59, I’m 36, my daughter is 21 and my grandson is almost one.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Craig Reed and his family.

“I became a dad at 14 years old and the family is really close.

“My nan just turned 80 and I’m glad that she got to see us all together.

"We just threw her a big birthday party and got together after not seeing much of each other due to the lockdowns and Covid-19.”

Most of the family live in the Dunscroft area of town.

“I’m the youngest grandad I know,” Craig said.

“I couldn’t believe it when Joel was born in the early hours of Christmas morning last year.

“And there’s more on the way - I think I will have three grandchildren next year.

“There’s 79 years between the oldest and the youngest and I’m proud of that.

“I don’t regret being a young dad because now I have so much family.”

Craig has his own businesses named Jet2IT which he started during lockdown.

He joked that he needed to find a business that will earn him enough money to pay for all the grand kids gifts at Christmas time.