The pain of losing her twin boys will be with her forever but Amy Hart decided their memories should live on and help ease the pain of other bereaved parents.

Now fundraising efforts by the mum from Liversedge have funded a new ‘cold cot’ for the delivery suite at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

The specialist piece of equipment gives parents more time to stay with their stillborn child and, as a result, more time to start to come to terms with their tragic loss.

Amy’s successful fundraising drive – which included a karaoke night and a bun stall – raised £1,900.

A plaque in memory of Amy’s twin boys will be inscribed on a Moses basket donated by Amy, which will hold the ‘cold cot’.

“Losing a child has got to be the hardest thing for any parent to go through,” said Amy.

“It gives me comfort to know that the memories of my own twins will help extend the precious time parents get to spend with babies they will sadly not get to bring home.”

The plaque will also include a dedication to Jayden Jake Hartley, the son of a close friend of Amy Hart who was stillborn at 36 weeks.

Amy has not finished her fundraising efforts and extra cash she provides will help to furnish a dedicated bereavement room at the hospital.

Staff from the hospital are also pitching in.

Amy Hart, who lost twin babies, with 9-yr-old daughter Ellie-May Brooke at Dewsbury District Hospital.
 

On August 23 three workers from the maternity ward will be doing a tandem parachute jump.

The trio, Coordinator Cathy McLean, Midwife Emma Bateman and Maternity Support Worker Jody Bell, will be raising funds 4Louis; a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved parents that already supplies Dewsbury District Hospital with free memory boxes.

The boxes – which contain a hand and footprint kid, box for a hair sample and other items – allow parents the chance to create precious memories of their children.

The staff have already raised £1,372 for the charity via a raffle and cake sale they organised on the delivery suite.

The fundraising was aided by generous donations by the likes of B&Q, Mothercare, Asda, Revive and Shades in Heckmondwike together with further donations from staff at the Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust.

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