Tommy’s fundraiser Susan proud to be up for an award

Susan Jackson with husband Stephen and daughter Ella.
Susan Jackson with husband Stephen and daughter Ella.
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Fantastic fundraiser Susan Jackson has passed another milestone.

The 31-year-old from Hetton has now raised more than £30,000 in memory of one of her twin daughters Evie who died five years ago.

I am really taken aback. I don’t do things for that, I do it to try and help others and because it helps me through each day.

Susan Jackson

Susan supports Tommy’s, which funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents.

She still has three charity events - a craft fair, Christmas shopping trip, and a festive high tea - to come before the year is out.

Susan has fundraised ever since she lost Evie in June 2010 and has won a nomination for a Best of Wearside award.

She said: “I am really taken aback. I don’t do things for that, I do it to try and help others and because it helps me through each day.”

Susan was having a “textbook pregnancy” with identical twins Ella and Evie when, at 34 weeks, a scan showed one of the twins had died.

Evie, who was stillborn, weighed 3lb 11oz and Ella was born weighing 4lb 11oz, without any health problems.

The grieving mum has supported charity ever since.

Susan said she was “totally speechless” at the nomination and added: “It’s not something I have ever thought about. The most important thing is helping other people.”

This year, the Echo competition is being held in association with Vantec Europe Ltd.

We have also been backed by Calsonic, Gentoo, Martinos, TWR and UK Asbestos and we thank them all for their fantastic backing.

The final at the Stadium of Light will be held on Thursday, November 19.

To nominate, fill in the nomination form at http://www.jpne-events.co.uk/