THE 2nd annual fundraiser for baby loss charity Harry and Co. was a great a success despite a wet start and still attracted many prestigious vehicles and car buffs.
Dad and super car fan Aidan Dickenson organised the event which donated all proceeds to the local charity.
Aidan’s daughter Lilly-Rose was stillborn in September 2012. Ever since he has been a part of the charity Harry & Co helping other families who experience the loss of a baby.
Aidan explained, “I love to photograph super cars and going to different meets and I’ve been involved with the charity since 2012 when Lilly-Rose was stillborn.”
“They needed someone to dress up as their Harry bear mascot, so I volunteered for that and I’ve been here since.”
On the car park of the Stretton Fox were many top end cars from famous manufacturers including Lamborghini, Ferrari and Aston Martin to name but a few. Also on hand to entertain the visitors were several Star Wars characters.
The main aim of the Harry and Co. charity is to provide support facilities to help bereaved parents following the still birth or neo-natal death of their baby.
The services and facilities provided by Harry and Co. include bereaved family forums for parents and grandparents, a Facebook page for general support purposes, private, comfortable facilities for counselling, regional support provision for parents and families following the North West Palliative Care Pathway, private, non-clinical accommodation for parents and memory making facilities including hand and feet casting, photography services and memory books to name just a few.
The charity was founded by founded by Kate and Chris Tinker following the stillbirth of their son Harry at 41 weeks in May 2010.