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Children raise funds for stillborn charities in memory of Chelmsley Wood baby

Sarah Mason 21st May, 2018

KIND-HEARTED children put their best foot forward and helped raise more than £2,200 in memory of a Chelmsley Wood baby.

The event, which was a scenic route from Greenlands Road in Chelmsley Wood to Meriden Park saw 85 children and their parents get together to raise money for Saying Goodbye, a stillborn charity and Daddy’s with Angels, a charity supporting grieving dads.

The group were raising funds in memory of Shelley Lees’ baby Kayden James Travers who died on October 4, 2015, when he was just four weeks old.

At the end of the walk they released balloons in his memory.

The mum of five said: “All of the kids were amazing, not only did they raise money they also raised awareness of baby loss and they need to be recognised. I am proud of each and every one of them.

“Everything I do is in memory of my beautiful son Kayden James Travers – always loved and forever missed.

“I will continue to do what I can to help others in need.”

As well as the £2,2002.90 raised at the walk Shelley has also raised a further £1,000 for Saying Goodbye by completing a skydive and £1,500 for the Edwards Trust when she zip-wired across Edgbaston Cricket Ground – all in memory of Kayden.

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