Couple to hold car show for maternity ward

(l-r) Daniel Osborn (26), Charlotte Osborn (11months) and Vikki Osborn (30) pictured with modified cars at Stokes Bay, Gosport.   Vikki Osborn is putting on a charity event / modified car show and family fundraising day out in June in Stokes Bay.   It is to raise money for Blake Maternity Ward at Gosport War Memorial Hospital and other maternity wards in the area.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (13993-634)
(l-r) Daniel Osborn (26), Charlotte Osborn (11months) and Vikki Osborn (30) pictured with modified cars at Stokes Bay, Gosport. Vikki Osborn is putting on a charity event / modified car show and family fundraising day out in June in Stokes Bay. It is to raise money for Blake Maternity Ward at Gosport War Memorial Hospital and other maternity wards in the area. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13993-634)

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TWO parents who tragically lost their newborn son are holding a modified car day to raise cash for two hospitals that helped him.

Baby Samuel was born to Daniel, 26, and Vikki, 30, Osborn of Spinnaker Close in Rowner, Gosport, on June 27, 2011.

He was born in an early labour at Blake Maternity Ward in Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Bury Road, Gosport, before being rushed to the neonatal unit at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton.

But little Samuel died just two days later on June 29 after suffering from a diaphragmatic hernia.

Daniel said: ‘Samuel was born at Blake Maternity Ward and despite the lack of equipment they had, they still managed to keep him alive to Princess Anne.

‘I remember they had 10 doctors around him at one 
point, just trying to keep him alive.

‘Everyone was absolutely amazing trying to do what they can, but unfortunately he just didn’t make it.

‘Words couldn’t describe how awful it was.’

The devastated pair are still struggling to come to terms with their loss and have been kept busy with their 11-month-old daughter Charlotte.

The car show, which will take place on June 8 from 9am to 4pm at Stokes Bay in Gosport, is their way of saying thank you to the hard work of doctors and nurses at the two hospitals.

The show will feature a number of cars from a group Daniel is associated with called Hasiyra Shows.

Vikki said: ‘When you’re pregnant you have all these hopes and dreams for your child and to have all that taken away is heart breaking – it’s absolutely devastating.

‘We call Charlotte our rainbow baby because the rainbow is a symbol of hope.’

Fun characters, including Peppa Pig, will be at the event, which will cost £1 to enter, along with bouncy castles and food.

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