A family fun day at Vickerstown Cricket Club, Walney Island, on Sunday 14 August will raise money in memory of a baby boy who passed away when he was just a few weeks old.

Rebecca Round and Russ Dodd have already raised more than £6,000 in memory of their son Noah, and are holding their next event to mark his birthday.

The event will feature live music from a variety of local performers, children’s entertainment, inflatables, face-painting and much more. There will also be a variety of stalls from local businesses.

Rebecca said: “The date of this event is very special to us, and we hope it’s the biggest of them all.”

Noah was born eight weeks early in August 2021, and passed away when he was just a few weeks old after developing a respiratory condition.

The family, including Noah’s four-year-old brother Caleb, began fundraising in his memory, with a number of events and activities.

They recently donated nearly £5,000 to Bay Hospitals Charity for a BiliCocoon phototherapy system, which uses light to treat neonatal jaundice without compromising the relationship between mother and baby. The equipment will be used in the Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital.

Money raised by the family has been donated to the SCBU through Bay Hospitals Charity, which funds the latest equipment for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to help make patients more comfortable and ensure they get the best possible care and treatment.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Executive Chief Nurse Bridget Lees said: “It’s lovely to see this event bringing the community together in memory of Noah.

“I hope the fun day is a huge success, and I would like to thank Rebecca, Russ and Caleb for everything they are doing for Bay Hospitals Charity.”

The family fun day runs from 1pm on Sunday 14 August. Tickets cost £8, £4 for under-18s, and entry is free for under-1s. To book tickets, contact Rebecca on 07456 619996.

To donate and support your local NHS hospital, contact Bay Hospitals Charity on 01524 516064 or email charity@mbht.nhs.uk