A COUPLE, who lost their unborn baby at 21 weeks, is pulling out all the stops to raise cash for charity in the little one's memory. Roxy Holmes and her partner Darren Hill are hosting a fund-raising Coffee Morning at The Windmill in Meir Heath on Sunday, January 27. In April last year, then pregnant Roxy had a routine scan to check on their baby's progress only to be told that, sadly, he had no heart beat.
Roxy, who grew up in Forsbrook and now lives in Longton, said: “I was 21-weeks-pregnant when I had the devastating news that Isaac no longer had a heartbeat.
“I had to go to the hospital to have a confirmation scan the next day, and then go back on April 12 to be induced.
“It was on April 13 at 1.27am when Isaac was born sleeping.”
Roxy said that she and Darren were able to spend a bit of time with their tiny baby.
She said: “We were able to spend time with him, getting Isaac’s handprints and footprints – thanks to the 4Louis memory boxes.
“And we also managed to spend quite some time with him thanks to the hospital’s Forget Me Not ward having a cuddle cot – which are also known as cooling cots or cold cots.”
Roxy and Darren have nine-year-old twins Cyrus and Kenzie, and five-year-old Kaiden-Jesse.
Now, with what would have been Isaac’s first birthday coming up, the couple are raising money in his memory. Roxy said: “Isaac will be turning one this year and we want a happy memory to look back on, so we are trying to raise £1,600 for 4Louis, which will get a local hospital in need a cuddle cot.”
In their efforts to raise the cash, Roxy and Darren have been carrying out raffles and also have a Go Fund Me page.
She said: “All money raised goes to the Go Fund Me page which then goes straight to the 4Louis charity.
“After the coffee morning, we are hopefully going to try and do a quiz night and other fundraisers in the hope we raise the money in time for Isaac’s first birthday.”
The Coffee Morning at the Windmill on Sunday will include a raffle with a number of prizes including: a meal and wine for two, a cut and blow dry along with a gel polish, and a bouquet of flowers worth £20.
Anyone who is unable to attend but who would like to still give to Roxy and Darren’s cause can do so by going online to www.gofundme.com/help-raise-1600-for-a-cuddle-cot.
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