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Claire Cooksey

Claire's London2Brighton Challenge 2019

I am doing this in memory of my two angels for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity because the support they provide is invaluable

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  • In memory of: Leyton Cooksey
  • Event: London2Brighton Challenge 2019, 25 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

We provide support services and work to reduce the number of baby deaths

Charity Registration No. 299679 & SC042789

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In June 2007 I went through one of the most difficult times in my life when my precious baby boy, Leyton, was born sleeping at 32 weeks. 

There was no reason for this devastation and the grief that this caused myself and my whole family.

It was at this point, I was introduced to SANDS. SANDS provided me the opportunity to talk to parents in the same situation who understood how I felt and what I was going through.

Then in February 2010 tragedy struck again and I found out my baby had died at my 20 week scan. It was like living the nightmare all over again. Once again there was no reason for this devastation but SANDS was still there offering support.

As I mentioned I am not the only one to suffer this tragedy. In 2016 around 15 babies died before, during or shortly after birth in the UK everyday. So that is why I have decided to raise money for this charity as no-one should ever have to go through the loss of a child.

By supporting this challenge you will help provide support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby, will help improve the care bereaved parents receive and promote the research in order to reduce the loss of babies' lives.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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