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Tragic Doncaster baby couple’s football fundraiser

Kerry Howe and Chris Davies, present a cheque for �1,200 to Emma Sudworth (left), of the Scarlett Eve's Fund, money raised in memory of their son Harry, who sadly passed away at 12 weeks old. Picture: Marie Caley

Kerry Howe and Chris Davies, present a cheque for �1,200 to Emma Sudworth (left), of the Scarlett Eve's Fund, money raised in memory of their son Harry, who sadly passed away at 12 weeks old. Picture: Marie Caley

A couple who lost their baby son at just three months old have turned tragedy to triumph by helping to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

Kerry Howe and Chris Davies lost their son Harry at just 12 weeks old this year but have since set about collecting cash for a Doncaster-based charity which remembers babies who die in infancy.

Scarlett Eve’s Fund was set up in 2010 by Doncaster couple Emma and Darren Sudworth after the death of their daughter Scarlett Eve just short of two days old in 2005.

The charity provides memory boxes for grieving parents containing a handmade card for the baby’s details, hand and foot prints, a teddy, blanket, outfit, photo album, a little windmill for the garden or grave plus other memorial items.

Emma said: “No parent should have to have a funeral for their baby.

“It is this experience that gave myself and Darren the strength and immense passion to help others, and to try to turn a negative experience into a positive and productive one.

Kerry, aged 33, and Chris, 30, of Northgate, Moorends, helped raise £1,200 with a charity football match featuring regulars from the couple’s local pub The Windmill in Thorne taking to the field to help boost funds.

* For more details on the charity visit Scarlett Eve’s Fund

 

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