A couple whose son was still born are raising money for a charity to help others going through similar experiences.
Alice Woods, 26, and her husband Adam, 27, from Three Bridges had to rush to East Surrey Hospital in February after Alice suffered an abruption of the placenta.
Their baby son Finley was still born and on Saturday they ran the 5km Color Run in Brighton in his memory.
They are hoping to raise £750 to support the charity Sands, which helps parents of still born babies.
About 17 babies die every day in the UK -11 are still born and six are neonatal deaths.
Alice said: “It’s exactly the same statistic as in the early 90s. So many of those (still born) babies, you don’t know why they die, but 17 mums and dads go home with empty hands every day. Leaving him in that hospital was the worst feeling.”
Alice and Adam have had support from the Horsham and district branch of Sands from the moment they knew Finley was still born.
Alice said: “The main thing was the room that is funded by the charity. It saved us having to stay on the maternity ward and my husband got to stay with me as well.
“They also provide the support line and befrienders who are people who have been through the grieving process. We go to the support group once a month in Horsham. We have a cup of tea, chat to each other about it.
“You think, ‘How am I going to get back to normal?’ You have to find the new normal because you can’t go back to how it was. All those hopes and dreams are shattered in one second.”
Alice said when it first happened she did not want to join the group but now she wanted to encourage other parents facing the same problems to seek help.
“I was very anxious and I didn’t want to go, but it’s the best thing I have done. I’ve met other people in the same boat as me.
“You have friends and family, but they don’t know how you feel. There are certain thoughts that go through your head and they can help you. They’ve been a lifeline.”
Saturday’s Color Run is named after the colour zones when paint is thrown every mile. They have raised £561 so far between them, but would like to reach their £750 target.