A DEVOTED mum who has had to deal with the tragedy of both miscarriage and stillbirth has set herself a rowing challenge to raise money for causes close to her heart.
Lyn Abdul will carry out the static 26-mile stunt at Tesco in Wath, then again a week later at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
The 41-year-old from Mosborough will be raising money for three different causes - the special care baby unit and bereavement counselling service at Rotherham Hospital and for research into stillbirth. She wanted to complete the event in memory of daughters Rebecca Jackson, who died aged 15 weeks in 1989, and Hazel Abdul, stillborn in 1993.
Lyn, mum to Nadia, 19, and Sam, 15, said: “I have always wanted to do something and now seems the right time.
“I want to do something that will help other people going through similar experiences that I did and also to fund research to try to prevent it from happening to other people in the future.”
She will be joined for her challenge on July 30 by fitness instructor Russell Watts, who has been supporting her at Concord Sports Centre.
n Visit www.justgiving.com/lyn-abdul1 to sponsor her.