Mum’s agony spurs charity fundraising

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A Newton mum who lost two babies to miscarriages is organising a fun-filled day of music and entertainment in aid of a good cause.

The Easter Family Fun Day at S.K.K. Judo Club, Legh Street, will raise money for a memorial headstone for two babies.

Sue Moorhouse, of Newton-le-Willows, twice suffered a miscarriage when expecting her fifth and sixth children.

Daughters Angel Roman in 2013 and Romany in 2015 were both born under 24-weeks-old, and the experience was a cause of emotional and financial trauma for the 37-year-old.

She said: “The way I was dealt with was horrible, you don’t get any aftercare.

“I’ve had to pay for their grave plot, which was a lot of money to pay, and it got no funding because they were under 24 weeks.”

Unable to work and with four children to look after, Mrs Moorhouse couldn’t pay for the headstone without any extra funding.

Mrs Moorhouse’s eldest daughter Melanie Newcombe, 17, said: “Both of the times my mum went for her scans for the babies I went with her.

“The words 'I'm sorry, but there's no heartbeat' will forever tear my heart into shreds.

“I cannot even begin to imagine the upset and heartbreak she went through and still goes through to this day.

“It would seem that time is no object, nor healer, as the painfully short time we spent with both babies was the most precious and blessed time.”

Mrs Moorhouse is hoping to raise £3000, with half of the amount raised going towards Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, which held the children’s post mortems.

She said: “They gave me a lot of advice and aftercare, so I want half of what we raise to go to them.”

The event, which is free to attend, will take place on Easter Sunday March 27 from 10am to 5pm.

Entertainment will be provided by singers and a DJ, while visitors can enjoy donkey rides, a bouncy castle and a rodeo bull.

The Easter bunny will also make an appearance for an Easter egg hunt, and there are prizes to be won in the tombola.

To donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/qntk3kdc or call 07596 432711.