Group helps remember baby Jane

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Members of a county slimming group have been raising pounds while losing pounds.

Pegswood Slimming World launched its ‘Free Food February’ with a special buffet of delicacies.

As February is CHD (congenital heart disease) month, the members each made a free food dish to share, and used the occasion to remember Jane Kerswell, who died a few days after birth, seven years ago after losing her fight for life after being born with CHD.

Slimming World consultant Julia Barron, said: “Her mum Margaret is tireless in her efforts to raise awareness and fundraise for the unit who tried their best to save her baby’s life.”

Margaret said: “CHD kills more children every year than all of the childhood cancers combined – that’s an awful fact.”

The group also raised £100 in Jane’s memory.