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November 16, 2022

Bereaved parents raise thousands for Our Bolton NHS Charity

A couple have raised thousands of pounds for Our Bolton NHS Charity in memory of their baby daughter, Daisy, who was sadly born sleeping in July 2019.

Jodie and Ben Worsley first contacted Our Bolton NHS Charity in January 2020 to register their plans to climb the route, however due to the pandemic the challenge was postponed.

Just over two years later in May 2022, Jodie, Ben and sixty of their friends and family completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise more than £9,000.

The vital funds will be split equally between Our Bolton NHS Charity and 4Louis, a UK charity that works across the country to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of a baby or child.

Parents presented with certificate of appreciation

Jodie and Ben have recently been invited to meet members of the maternity bereavement team at the Royal Bolton Hospital where they were presented with a certificate of appreciation from Our Bolton NHS Charity, in recognition of their fundraising efforts.

Jodie told us:

Once we posted the event on social media, the support spiralled and donations started to flood in.

Speaking of the challenge, Jodie said:

The first peak felt good to climb but the second and third were more challenging, but Ben helped me get through them. When we reached the third peak, Ben set off a yellow flare in memory of Daisy, which was a nice touch.

“Raising the amount we did really made it worth the effort and we’re glad we came to visit the maternity unit today to see how the funds have been used.

Specialist Bereavement Midwife at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Helen Moore said:

It was wonderful to meet Jodie and Ben and show them how funds raised in Daisy’s memory have been used.

“Their support means we’ve been able to enhance the butterfly family rooms so other families who sadly experience a still birth have a peaceful space to spend time making precious memories with their baby.

Find out how you can support Our Bolton NHS Charity on our website.

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