18th Dec, 2017

Parents remember baby girls with 10km charity run

Laura Kearns 15th Mar, 2017

PARENTS who lost their twin baby girls at just one day old are commemorating their due date with a 10km run around Kenilworth.

Natalie and Sean Casey had Daisy and Georgie at 25 weeks on in December 2016 at Warwick Hospital – three months before they were actually due. Despite battling to survive the twins passed away due to complications from extreme prematurity.

They were expected to be born on March 17, a day which the parents were dreading after their loss.

But instead the couple – who have seven year-old Jack and Sean’s 14 year-old son Nathan – are remembering the day by taking on a run around Kenilworth.

They are hoping to raise £3,000 for the Lily Mae Foundation, Twins and Multiple Birth Association Bereavement Support Group and The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society which supported them through the loss.

The community has rallied behind the bereaved couple, and raised nearly £2,500 in two days for their cause.

Natalie – who works as a manager at an electrical company – told the Observer: “March 17 is a day which will forever be etched in our hearts.

“As we prepare to go past this milestone with all the pain that it brings we’ve decided to do something positive and raise money to support other families affected by the brutality of neonatal death.

“We will run through the streets of Kenilworth in memory of our girl and to raise money for the organisations which have helped us through the most painful 14 weeks of our lives.

“Without their support we wouldn’t be where we are now & we are truly grateful.

“We want to raise some money in honour of the Casey twins and make a difference to other families.”

Visit www.gofundme.com/10kfordaisyandgeorgie to donate.

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