Jacob’s Choir service helps parents remember their children

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 January 2018

Service of remembrance at Holy Trinity Church, for families who have lost a child.

Service of remembrance at Holy Trinity Church, for families who have lost a child.

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Parents remembered their lost children at a service in Weston-super-Mare last weekend.

Terry Devine and Karen Johnston put on the event after their son Jacob died just five days after he was born.

They pair invited other grieving parents who had lost a child to attend a remembrance service at the Holy Trinity Church, in South Road, where they lit candles in memory of their lost loved ones.

Terry said: “We thought we would take something tragic and bring something good from it.”

The service was called Jacob’s Choir in memory of their son and included live music, poetry and a balloon release.

A collection was held to raise money for Cots For Tots, a charity which built the room Jacob stayed in at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

The couple will host a fundraising event on Saturday from 2-5pm at Weston’s Emmanuel Church, in Oxford Street.

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