Family to host blood donor and fundraising charity event

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A MASSIVE donor and fundraising drive is set to take place after a mum-to-be lost seven pints of blood.

As previously reported in The News, Lyndsay Leggatt lost blood and came close to dying after she suffered an ectopic pregnancy.

The 30-year-old mum-of-two was 10 weeks pregnant in January when she began to feel shooting pains.

Lyndsay, of High Lawn Way, Leigh Park, says her life was saved thanks to generous blood donors.

To say thank you she has now organised an event where 20 people will be donating blood at the Waterlooville Community Centre, in Maurepas Way, on Tuesday.

Visitors can also pop along to the community centre, between 11.30am and 2pm, and donate cash which will go to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.

Lyndsay’s husband Phil, 35, said: ‘Following an overwhelming response to the story in the paper, volunteers have been busy getting sponsors and raising awareness about ectopic pregnancies.

‘The support they have given us in such a horrendous ordeal has been fantastic.

‘We are hoping to raise much-needed funds for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust charity and awareness for the blood service about the need for donating.’

People are being invited to go to the centre and show their support for the day.