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Dereham couple raise more than £700 for charity after losing baby

PUBLISHED: 08:12 21 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:31 07 July 2010

A Dereham couple who tragically lost their baby have raised hundreds of pounds to help other bereaving parents.

Justyn and Tanya Greentree collected £720 for the maternity bereavement fund at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after their baby, Molly, was stillborn earlier this year.

A Dereham couple who tragically lost their baby have raised hundreds of pounds to help other bereaving parents.

Justyn and Tanya Greentree collected £720 for the maternity bereavement fund at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after their baby, Molly, was stillborn earlier this year.

The funds were greatly received by doctors and midwifes at the hospital who gave their sincere thanks to the couple.

Consultant Obstetrician, Richard Smith, said: “It was very kind of the couple to do this for us and I can assure you that the money will make a real difference to other parents who sadly lose a baby.”

The maternity bereavement fund is used to pay for mementoes of babies such as photographs, handprints, footprints and lockets of hair.

The couple raised the money from family, friends and customers of their Greentrees Adventure Store business and through a fundraising barbeque that was held in the summer.

Mrs Greentree, 34, said: “The staff were awesome and they looked after us every step of the way.”

“They were our crutch to lean on and we wanted to show our appreciation and put something back so others can benefit to.”

Mr Greentree, 35, is also planning to undertake a charity cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats next autumn to raise more money for the hospital.

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