A MUM who lost her baby son at only a few days old is helping to organise a fundraising event for York Hospital’s maternity bereavement suite.

Davina Mortimer. who is a midwife at Malton Hospital, decided to hold the event to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS and highlight the work done locally by maternity staff.

“Although we don’t have births at Malton maternity unit anymore, we still provide a wide range of services which a lot of people don’t realised,” she said.

“For a small hospital we have a very busy unit with clinics, scans and home births - every maternity service that a bigger hospital would provide.

“With the 70th anniversary of the NHS this month, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the work that is done by staff in style, as well as raising funds for York Hospital Maternity Bereavement suite.”

“We also want to raise the profile of our maternity unit and celebrate its achievements and links within the local community.”

Davina’s son, Charlie, died unexpectedly of MCADD, a rare genetic disorder, in August 2009.

Since then Davina and her husband, Steve, who live in Swinton, with their three sons, have raised more than £80,000 to support bereaved parents, families living with MCADD and the paediatric intensive care unit at Leeds General Infirmary through the Charlie Mortimer Fund.

The fundraiser will take place at St Michael’s Church, Malton, on Friday, July 20. Gospel Roots Brass and York City Gospel Choir will be performing and there will also be a raffle, cake stall and refreshments.

Tickets are £7 each and available by phoning Davina on 07795 054632 or at Beecham’s pharmacies in Malton and Norton.