Loving mum's fundraiser to remember stillborn son George

A loving Clay Cross mum is organising a fundraiser in memory of her stillborn son on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 2:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 2:31 pm
Lisa Spencer, second right, who is organising a charity day for Chesterfield SANDS in memory of her son George who was born stillborn, with friends and colleagues from left, Emma Sheppard the vice-chairman of Chesterfield SANDS, event co-ordinator Kate Bull, general manager of the Six Halts Lorraine Wildman and chairman of the SANDS group Nicky Whelan.
Lisa Spencer, second right, who is organising a charity day for Chesterfield SANDS in memory of her son George who was born stillborn, with friends and colleagues from left, Emma Sheppard the vice-chairman of Chesterfield SANDS, event co-ordinator Kate Bull, general manager of the Six Halts Lorraine Wildman and chairman of the SANDS group Nicky Whelan.

Lisa Spencer, 44, has organised the day in memory of George, with all proceeds going to Chesterfield Sands – a support group for parents who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 30 at The Six Halts in Clay Cross.

“I wanted to put my energy into something positive,” Lisa said.

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George was born full term but stillborn on July 22, 2008.

Understandably, Lisa said it has taken her years to come to terms with what happened but the 10th anniversary felt the right time to organise an event.

On the day, starting at 11am, there will be stalls, live music, horse and carriage rides, a bouncy castle, a magician, a face painter, balloon modeller and much more.

People are being encouraged to dress in orange – the colour of Chesterfield Sands.

The event has been organised for June because it is Sands awareness month.

Lisa, who works at The Six Halts, said she has received tremendous support from Chesterfield Sands, her workplace and from many local businesses and ‘can’t thank them enough for all their generosity’.

“They have been absolutely amazing,” Lisa said. “I want to say thank you to all the local community and everybody who has been involved in this event.”

Lisa has gone on to have another child, Harry, who is now aged seven.

Each year Lisa and Harry send balloons up into the sky on George’s birthday and at Christmas.

Anyone who can provide live music and donations for the event should contact ‘The Six Halts’ on Facebook.