Mum who lost baby at 18 weeks running Penwortham family fun day this half-term

Posted on - 22nd October, 2023 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Kid's stuff, Penwortham, Preston News, Pubs, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
Kathryn Rushton with her partner Jack Pic: Baby Beat Appeal

A mum of three who was one of the first babies to be cared for at Royal Preston Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit is organising a free family fun day in Penwortham.


Kathryn Rushton was born at 25-weeks back in 1999 and has recently lost her daughter Evelyn at 18 weeks and five days into pregnancy.


She says her and her partner Jack are channelling their grief into arranging the family fun day to help parents and children during half-term and raise funds for the Baby Beat Appeal.

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Kathryn said: “We wanted to give back for the support we received when we lost our youngest daughter.

“I was also born prematurely at 25 weeks back in 1999, which made me one of the first babies to be cared for in what was the newly opened NICU – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – at the Royal Preston Hospital.”

Kathryn’s children Maisie, Mason and baby Alizza are all attending the event Pic: Baby Beat Appeal

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The free event has a Pokemon themed scavenger hunt, stalls, fancy dress competition and raffles, and will run from 12noon until late on Wednesday (25 October).

Kathryn and Jack are both fire performers and he will be performing during the family fun day.

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