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Jumping for funds

Topshop staff from the Church Square Shopping Centre are bungee jumping to raise cash for Whiston Hospital. From left, Kevin Fanning, Luke Cartwright, Kimberley Joyce, Claire Waring, Kieran Revill and Maygen Waring

Topshop staff from the Church Square Shopping Centre are bungee jumping to raise cash for Whiston Hospital. From left, Kevin Fanning, Luke Cartwright, Kimberley Joyce, Claire Waring, Kieran Revill and Maygen Waring

Friends and family of a bereaved St Helens mum are set to take on a nerve-jangling bungee jump to help raise vital funds for a new support group.

Claire Waring, a founder member of the Baby Loss Foundation, lost her son Charlie to spina bifida in 2012 - 25 weeks into the pregnancy.

Now, her fiance Kieran Revill and his best man-to-be Kevin Fanning, both 27, are set to hurl themselves from a 160ft-high bungee platform in Salford Quays on March 16.

Luke Cartwright, 27, who is engaged to Claire’s sister, Maygen, is also set to attempt the daredevil leap in memory of a baby they lost last April along with Kimberley Joyce, whose full-term baby boy Issac tragically died due to problems during delivery.

The Baby Loss Foundation, founded by Claire’s friend Katy Quinn, is currently raising money for a new scanner at Whiston Hospital for the sole use of bereaved mums.

Claire, a shop assistant at Topshop in Church Square Shopping Centre, said: “Losing a baby makes you feel helpless. It’s tough on your relationship and it’s hard to support your partner as your own world is crumbling too.

“We wanted to raise money for Whiston Hospital because Kieran and I have sat among happy pregnant couples in the ante-natal clinic and know how horrifying the experience is.”

To donate, go online at: www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/BabyLossFoundationBungee

 

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