Couple set up charity

Fiona & Simon set up charity.
Fiona & Simon set up charity.

A Peterhead woman has set up a charity aimed at helping special care babies and their families.

Fiona Maxwell, who is originally from Peterhead, now lives in Swansea with her partner Simon. She set up the charity following the death of their three-day-old baby daughter, Lilli, in December last year.

To raise money for the charity, called Love for Lilli, a sponsored walk was held in Swansea recently. Despite taking place in Wales, the event was supported by local people and businesses in Peterhead, including The Write Image, Danny’s Hot Food and Petrofac.

Fiona’s mum, Sheila, who lives in Peterhead, flew down to Swansea to offer her support and take part in the walk.

Commenting on the fundraising and the circumstances surrounding the setting up of the charity, Fiona said: “Lilli only lived for three days.

“It is every parent’s worst nightmare, and it is the worst thing Simon and I have ever been through. Telling our daughters that Lilli wasn’t coming home was horrendous.

“That is what motivated us to set up Love for Lilli. I was blown away by the generosity of people in Peterhead.

“We have managed to raise £1,110 so far. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their extraordinary support.”