Bereaved couple who lost baby raise pregnancy research funds

Capella fundraising event Matt Britton did a car pull earlier in the 24-hour fundraising event for his baby charity

A Bristol couple whose identical twin baby died from a pregnancy complication have begun a 24-hour fundraising event.

Lucy and Matt Britton from Westbury-on-Trym are leading others in a series of sponsored physical exercises for their charity, The Capella Foundation.

Lucy Britton said: "There will be 13 main core people doing the whole 24 hours and it's loads of different exercises over 24 hours."

Their baby died from a condition known as twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

Funds will go to St Michael's Hospital in Bristol where the couple were treated.

"We're raising money for a research fund that's going to help other people to find out these complications happen and what can be done about them," added Mrs Britton.

The event began at midday and will end on Sunday with a bhangra fitness class. Some of the activities included a car pull by Matt Britton, running, pilates and a zumba class.

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