A BROMSGROVE salon owner has started a fundraising campaign in memory of her daughter who was stillborn.

Charlotte Evans, from Giinger Boutique in Bromsgrove, decided to start raising money with her partner Rob, for the Birmingham Women's Hospital bereavement team after losing their daughter Erin, last year.

Erin died after complications caused by spina bifida, a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord.

Charlotte said residents and customers have rallied around to support her.

She said: "It is like that in Bromsgrove. Everyone always wants to help each other out, it’s like a family."

So far, she has raised almost £1,000 for the bereavement team.

Charlotte said: "Me and my partner did a fun run last year. I’m terrified of water, and it featured heavily in the run, so it was a big challenge for me to complete.

“The next part of the campaign is just to continue to raise even more money for the team."

She added: "They were so good to me. I've had three miscarriages and they knew exactly what to say and were supportive of what I was going through.

"I had a contact to call whenever I felt low, and they would be a kind and open ear to speak to."

The next fundraising event is a clothing and beauty sale, held at her salon on February 28.

She said: "There will be all kinds on offer – vintage, designer brands, high-end high-street fashion – it should be a really good time.

"So far, we’ve been given a meal for two, a big boozy hamper, another local beauty salon has offered massages, various beauty boxes, photography fashion shoots.

Charlotte also revealed some exciting news that after going through the heartbreak of losing Erin she is seven months pregnant.

"After suffering multiple miscarriages and losing Erin, it felt like I would never get the chance to be a mum again," she said.

"It broke me.

"We’ve had various complications, because of everything that happened with Erin and it has been a real rough ride. But the doctors and consultants at the hospital have been fantastic."

For more on the event or to donate, go to giinger.co.uk.