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Bewsey couple are giving something back
2:00pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A BEWSEY couple have been giving something back to the charity that helped them when their baby Lilly was stillborn.
Friends and family of Erin Cooper and Aidan Dickinsen have rallied round the pair and cycled from the Walton Lea baby garden to Southport on what would have been Lilly’s first birthday on Tuesday.
The ‘Ride for Lilly’ group have been raising cash for maternity bereavement charity Harry and Co and have bought a new crib for the butterfly suite at Warrington Hospital after Erin and Aidan found having one helped them through their own loss.
Erin, aged 22, said: “We found out she had gone but we didn’t know what had happened to her as there was nothing obvious wrong with her.
“We eventually found out she had an acute placental abruption which can just happen all of a sudden and there’s nothing they could do.
“The birth went really well and it just seemed like she was sleeping.
“It was quite a shock at the time but now we’ve just got to get on with things.
“The bike ride has helped us get through the day and make it a positive rather than the horrific day last year.”
The couple have had the support of Harry and Co which was set up by Old Hall couple Kate and Chris Tinker after their baby Harry was stillborn in 2010.
Erin added: “We’ve had a lot of support from Kate and Chris and have seen all the work they have done with the butterfly suite and wanted to do our bit to help.
“We were given a crib when we were in hospital for Lilly and I’ve got so many wonderful pictures of her in it looking like she’s asleep and we wanted to buy another so there’s another there if a family needs it.”
Visit harryandco.org to donate.
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