Parents raise money in memory of baby Elvis, who was stillborn at Milton Keynes hospital

A pair of grieving parents whose son was stillborn are climbing the highest mountains in the UK to raise money to help others in their plight.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 2:07 pm
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 2:11 pm
Anna and Barney will climb Ben Nevis,Scafell Pike and Snowden in memory of their son

Little Elvis Pichowski-Walsh was born lifeless in May last year at MK hospital.

His Newton Leys parents Anna and Barney are marking what would have been his first birthday by climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden - all within 24 hours.

The couple will walk about 36km, climb over 3000m (and come down) and drive over 450 miles in that time.

They want to raise money for 4Louis, a charity for bereaved parents which provided them with their much- treasured Elvis Memory Box.

Barney said: “Nothing prepares you for the loss of your baby. It's been such a difficult year, trying to rebuild our lives slowly, slowly. We feel like lost parents without a purpose, which is an empty feeling.

“We cannot thank 4Louis enough for helping us with our grieving, and we want to help them support other parents.”

The charity’s boxes contain items such as a clay impression of the baby’s feet, a lock of hair, candles, cards and photographs.