Family raise hundreds in memory of son, Jacob

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 January 2018

A fundraising day for Cots For Tots at Emmanuel Church, in Oxford Street. Organised by Terry Devine and Karen Johnston who lost their son Jacob five days after he was born.

A fundraising day for Cots For Tots at Emmanuel Church, in Oxford Street. Organised by Terry Devine and Karen Johnston who lost their son Jacob five days after he was born.

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A Weston-super-Mare family has raised hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of their five-day-old son.

Terry Devine and his partner Karen Johnston have raised £778.97 across two events in the past fortnight.

The parents hosted a remembrance service last week and fundraising day this week to raise money for Cots For Tots after they lost their son Jacob five days after he was born.

The pair welcomed families who had also lost children to the events as well as the wider public to also bring awareness to prenatal and postnatal deaths.

Karen said she was ‘overwhelmed’ with the response the events had.

She added: “When we started I was depressed and really struggling but knowing we are not alone has made me feel a bit more positive.

“It is amazing to see people come together for a worthy charity like Cots For Tots and I am over the moon with how much we raised on our first events.”

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