THE family of a nine-week-old baby who died are holding a fundraising night for the organisation that cared for him and supported his family following his death.

 

Jacob Oliver Clancy died in January 2018 and following his death he was taken to Rose Cottage in Sheffield – a mortuary for children.

 

It is run by a team that includes specialist paediatric pathologists, technicians, scientists and other health professionals, to ensure the correct care for the child and support for their family.

 

The cottage is used by families from across the country, and the team offers emotional support, providing keepsakes, help to arrange funerals and guiding families through the processes connected to losing a child.

 

Jacob’s grandmother Maria Dykes, of Monk Bretton, is organising the night to raise money for Rose Cottage, which is part of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

 

She said: “When Jacob died he needed to have a post-mortem so he was taken to Rose Cottage and they took excellent care of him and supported his mum, my daughter, Jacklyn Clancy.

 

“We can’t thank them enough for what the organisation do and we want to raise funds that I know will help them continue their fantastic job.”

 

The fundraising event will take place next Friday at the Royston Midland Working Men’s Club, Alfred Street, from 6pm.