Raising vital funds in Jenson’s memory

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A charity formed by the parents of a boy who was stillborn is going from strength to strength.

Jenson’s Twinkle Stars was launched to help raise awareness of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in memory of Jenson Rigby.

And his parent Kelly and Anthony Rigby (pictured), of Harlow Close, Thatto Heath, have already raised more than £5,000 for medical research.

Kelly said: “Our aim is to provide ongoing support to bereaved children who have lost a sibling in infancy and also the loss of a loved one.

“We help to support the children and their families by providing the child with story books to help the child with their feelings and what the family is going through to give them some understanding of their grief.

“We would also like to provide activities and leaflets to the parents/guardians to help them help the child deal with their loss, as well as bereavement counselling for the family.

Jenson’s Twinkle Stars raise funds for the national neonatal charity Sands and for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital as well as helping families who have suffered the loss of a baby - and supporting sick children too.

It was launched following the stillbirth of Jenson on September 16, 2011.

Kelly added: “We have had amazing support so far from friends, family and work colleagues.

“And our Hollywood Stars red carpet event on November 1 is sure to be the biggest night of the year.”

Top find out more about Jenson’s Twinkle Stars, go online at: www.jensonstwinklestars.co.uk