Parents from Warminster have been nominated for a BBC Make a Difference Award, after raising the profile around the conversation on baby loss and grief.

Julian and Felicity Stafford-Wood's daughter Isobel Rose died last year at just nine days old, when she suffered a uterine rupture and "catastrophic brain damage" after she was born.

They then set up the charity the Rosebud Foundation in Isobel's memory, and it is for this work that they have now been nominated for the award. 

The charity raises money for the Newborn Emergency Stabilisation and Transport team.

The BBC has created the Make a Difference (MAD) Awards, where every county BBC radio station has winners for in eight categories.

The awards ceremony will be taking place at the Corn Exchange on September 25.

Julian and Felicity got the news that they had been nominated while attending a George Ezra concert in Trowbridge.

Julian told this newspaper: “It is bittersweet in a way, because of the reasons behind it, but having the acknowledgement is so rewarding- although that would never be the reason why we do it.

Felicity added: “Hopefully it will allow us to reach more people.

“It’s quite emotional really- to think it’s created some real change.

“I hope we’ve been able to open up the conversation to allow parents to speak about their babies.”

A big part of their ethos is normalising conversations around grief, and creating a space where people can talk about the impact of baby loss.

Wiltshire Times: Felicity and Julian's daughter Isobel Rose Stafford-Wood.Felicity and Julian's daughter Isobel Rose Stafford-Wood.

One of the biggest things they struggled with was being able to talk honestly about the grief they were experiencing.

“The Rosebud Foundation has given us a platform to talk about our daughter.

“It's allowed people to break down those barriers and know it’s ok to talk about baby loss.

“People say that the atmosphere we create at fundraisers is beautiful and peaceful.

“People want to be there and support you, and it creates a place where people can come and do that.

Julian added: “Funerals are difficult for babies because they are supposed to be a celebration of life, but I couldn’t get over how little time she had been on the earth for.

Looking into the future, the pair noted that they were taking things one step at a time.

Julian said: "Sometimes you have to be kind to yourself and only take on what you can at the time.”