Last weekend was a time of poignant memories for Luton mum Kellie Adams.
It was the first anniversary of the death of her tiny son Jamie. He was born 18 weeks prematurely and lost his brave battle for life, aged just six months. His twin brother, Luke, was stillborn.
But there’s also joy on the way for Kellie, her husband Lee and his son Charlie – they’re looking forward to a new arrival next month.
Kellie, 37, said: “I’m very blessed that we have happy times ahead as we are expecting a baby girl at the of June.
“I like to think she’ll be a gift from Jamie and Luke.”
The former dental nurse of Telscombe Way held a table top sale at Stopsley Baptist Church to mark the anniversary and made £250 for the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NICU.
It will add to the £36,000 already raised in her son’s name. Last year Kellie appealed to Herald&Post readers to help support the NICU and the money poured in.
She said: “Everyone was so generous and I’d like to do something annually for NICU because they did so much for us and Jamie.
“His picture is still on the wall and we’re very much in touch with the staff whom we now consider our friends.”