A couple from Warminster have set up a charity foundation in memory of their daughter Isobel Rose who died in January.

Felicity and Julian Stafford-Wood’s second child was born on January 11 but lived for only nine days after suffering extensive brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

Felicity was nearly 37 weeks into her pregnancy when she suffered a spontaneous uterine rupture which led to internal bleeding.

She underwent an emergency caesarean so that Isobel Rose could be born three weeks before she was due.

Felicity said: “Part of our grief is that we want the world to know that Isobel existed. Once she had gone, it was like my arms were aching and longing to hold her.

“The scans had shown she was a perfectly healthy baby. It was just the damage that was caused to her that led her to die.”

After Isobel was born, the Neonatal Emergency Stabilisation and Transport team rushed her to Southmead Hospital in Bristol to receive specialist treatment.

For her funeral, her grandmother wrote a poem entitled: ‘There’s a new star shining in the sky tonight’.

Felicity, 34, and Julian, 42, set up The Rosebud Foundation in May to raise awareness and funds for the N.E.S.T. team.

The couple are having their first major fundraising event on Saturday, August 28 at 5 Lyme Avenue, Warminster, from 10am to 3pm.

Mrs Stafford-Wood added: “We are opening up our garden (free entry) to friends, family and the local community where there will be a selection of baked goods, arts and crafts, plants and light refreshments for sale.

“Please pop along, purchase something and learn about the incredible work that the N.E.S.T. team do,” said Felicity.

The funds are being raised through the charity Cots for Tots, based at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

They are being sent via Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity which helps to transform the lives of sick children from Bristol, the South West and beyond.

Raffle tickets at £2 each or six for £10 can be bought in advance on a justgiving page, or on the day, with a grand prize being a holiday in a Welsh cottage. The draw will take place at 2.45pm via Facebook Live.

There is only one N.E.S.T. team operating in the South West and they transport around 600 babies a year.

The team responds to emergency calls relating to sick new-born babies and operates 24/7 to provide mobile intensive care.

Supported by the University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust, it covers Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

To donate to the family’s justgiving appeal, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/isobel-rose-stafford-wood. It has already raised more than £830.