We ran a competition recently for a free entry into the Southport Half Marathon & 10k. Our winner Lisa Laforte was overjoyed and then went on to tell us her story. She’s running the 10k to raise funds for ‘cuddle cots’.
Lisa and her partner Mark were devastated when they lost their newborn son Thomas in 2015. Thanks to a “cuddle cot” they were given a few precious hours with him. The cuddle cots are refrigerated cribs that allow stillborn babies to stay with their parents for a while and cost £1600 each.
The Wigan couple are embarking on a number of walks and runs to raise money to provide “cuddle cots” to all grieving parents who need them.
When we heard of the couple and their fundraising efforts, we were immediately touched by their story. As a result we’ve donated £1600 to allow the couple to purchase a cuddle cot. So far the couple have raised in excess of £4400.00 which will help so many other couples.
You can read more about Mark & Lisa’s story and support their fund raising efforts here https://www.gofundme.com/thomass-cuddle-cot-for-wigan