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Couple who suffered stillborn tragedy raise thousands for bereavement charity

PUBLISHED: 11:54 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:54 15 May 2018

Sarah and Liam Chapman at the GEAR 10k run in King's Lynn. Courtesy of Sarah Chapman

Sarah and Liam Chapman at the GEAR 10k run in King's Lynn. Courtesy of Sarah Chapman

Courtesy of Sarah Chapman

A couple went the extra mile to raise thousands of pounds for a charity which helped to keep their stillborn child’s memory alive.

More than 30 family members and supporters joined Sarah and Liam Chapman on the GEAR 10k run. Courtesy of Sarah ChapmanMore than 30 family members and supporters joined Sarah and Liam Chapman on the GEAR 10k run. Courtesy of Sarah Chapman

Sarah and Liam Chapman, both 33, from King’s Lynn, completed the GEAR 10k run in honour of their late daughter Eliza Jane Chapman and raised nearly £5,000 for charity Theresa’s Tiny Treasures.

Mrs Chapman went into natural labour on February 17 but when she arrived at the hospital she received devastating news that her daughter had passed away in her womb.

The grieving couple were offered help from Theresa’s Tiny Treasures, a charity run by former midwife Theresa Ann McGrath who creates special keepsakes for families who have lost a baby.

Mrs Chapman said: “We had over 30 runners and more than that in the cheer team supporting, it was a great day.

Sarah and Liam Chapman completed the GEAR 10k run in King's Lynn in honour of their late daughter Eliza Jane Chapman and raised nearly £5,000 for charity Theresa’s Tiny Treasures. Picture: Courtesy of Sarah ChapmanSarah and Liam Chapman completed the GEAR 10k run in King's Lynn in honour of their late daughter Eliza Jane Chapman and raised nearly £5,000 for charity Theresa’s Tiny Treasures. Picture: Courtesy of Sarah Chapman

“Eliza sent us sunshine, we heard her named thousands of times, it was beautiful.

“I was 11 weeks post labour and our goal was to run the race together and finished which we did.

“We were surrounded by our friends and family and had our darling girl, Eliza, in our hearts. We are so proud to be her mummy and daddy.”

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runforelizajane.


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