A mum who lost her baby when she was 12 weeks pregnant has turned her sadness into fundraising and collected £1,600 for the Miscarriage Association.
Jenna Pearson, from Harpur Hill, found out she was pregnant in 2015 but when she went for a scan at 12 weeks her baby had no heart beat and she had to have a termination.
In January 2016 she was haemorrhaging badly and contracted sepsis as a complication from the termination.
The 33-year-old said: “I ended up in a deep depression; I split up from my partner, quit my job and I was losing control. I knew I needed to rebuild my life and get back to the me I used to be, so I set myself a challenge of helping others.”
Jenna, who has two other children, decided in January she wanted to hold a Peaky Blinders-themed ball to raise money for the charity which helped her.
Nearly 180 guests turned up at Buxton’s Palace Hotel for the 1920s event last month which was hailed as a great success.
And on April 21, Jenna will be competing in an amateur boxing match to raise more funds for the Miscarriage Association.
She added: “I feel so strong mentally and physically now and want to raise awareness and let people know that help is available when they need it most.”
Tickets for the boxing event in Manchester are priced £25 and available from Jenna on 07734 267 435.
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