A MUM who lost her twin sons in childbirth has donated equipment to enable bereaved parents to spend longer with their babies.
Amy Hart’s twins died during delivery and now she and her friends have given a specialist cot to Dewsbury and District Hospital.
The cot will extend the time parents are able to spend with their babies if they tragically suffer a stillbirth.
Amy, from Liversedge, said: “Losing a child has got to be the hardest thing for any parent to go through. 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 fundraising drive – which included a karaoke night and organising a bun stall – raised £1,900.
A plaque in memory of Amy’s boys will be inscribed on a Moses basket which will hold the cot, which she has also donated.
The plaque will also include a dedication to Jayden Jake Hartley, the son of one of Amy’s close friends, who was stillborn at 36 weeks. Amy intends to continue fundraising to furnish a bereavement room.
Three staff at the Delivery Suite are also to support 4Louis, a charity which supplies Dewsbury District Hospital with free memory boxes for bereaved families, through a tandem parachute jump. To donate to their fundraising, log on to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=dewsbury4louissupporters.