A HUDDERSFIELD mum has teamed up with a charity and kids' TV star to raise awareness of a charity campaign.
Katrina Cliffe, of Lindley, was one of several people who got to meet children’s favourite Peppa Pig as part of a charity effort.
The cartoon star was at Asda’s Halifax store to promote the work of Tommy’s – the charity that helps families who have suffered the trauma of losing a baby. Peppa’s appearance was organised by the supermarket chain to raise awareness of one of their chosen charities, Tommy’s baby charity.
Tommy’s funds three research centres and aims to help women and families who have suffered miscarriages.
Katrina praised the work of the charity.
Seven years ago, Katrina was only 20 when she suffered a miscarriage.
In May, 2004, at 20 weeks pregnant, she went to hospital as something did not feel right. Although doctors tried desperately to save her baby her waters broke and she lost her 11oz son, Casey.
Five months after the loss of Casey, Katrina and her partner John Cliffe welcomed the news of another pregnancy but lost the baby between weeks five and six.
Katrina said: “Tommy’s funds the research to help women like me.
“Through clinical trials and other research in the past five years they have found out about conditions like mine and been able to provide help.”
Katrina is now married to David Brown’s business improvement leader, John, and the couple have two daughters.
“Today has been really great, we have had over 50 children in 25 minutes coming to see Peppa Pig.”