Stepping over the rainbow in memory of twin brother Harry

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A LITTLE girl whose twin brother died through hospital neglect has taken her first steps to ensure his name is never forgotten.

Brave Jesscia Mould set out from Harry’s grave with 117 friends and relatives to complete a mile long walk and raise more than £1,000 for her family’s charity, Harry’s Rainbow.

Mum and dad Odette and Lee set up the charity to help other children suffering from the death of a close family member.

They offer support, help and even pay for fun events to give bereaved siblings a treat.

Jessica’s Mile, held at the Holy Trinity church in Old Wolverton, included games and bouncy castles for the children, many of whom wore rainbow tee shirts..

The charity’s first major event was the MK Half Marathon, when 48 runners, including Lee and Odette, completed the course and raised £10,000.

“We were able to hand over a cheque to the MK Bereavement Service for £3500 which is great considering their current position after MK Council cut their funding,” said Odette.

“We want to reach out to those children and their families in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas suffering the death of a sibling or parent,” she added. “They can do this by visiting our website www.harrysrainbow.co.uk.

Harry died three years ago, at the age of five, days after he was admitted to Milton Keynes hospital with a routine asthma attack. A coroner last year ruled the hospital failed grossly to provide basic medical attention.