A WOMAN from Rhyl has raised £1561.27 for a charity "very close to her heart".

After giving birth to her daughter Alysa six years ago, Lisa Richardson has had three angel babies - a term given to an infant who passes away during pregnancy or soon after birth.

As a result of this, she chose July 28 as the official date to take on a five mile sponsored walk along 22 other people to help raise the sum for the Miscarriage Association and beta last year's total of £580.

The group walked from Foryd Bridge, Rhyl to the Golf Club in Prestatyn.

"We picked the worst day weather wise it was torrential rain and wind was strong along the sea front. However, we had 23 people join us which was fantastic".

"We chose July 28 as it represents the due date of our third baby we lost," Lisa said.

"I wanted to do something to honour and remember this, as well as be able to help others."

In July 2016, Lisa fell pregnant but lost the baby after just eight weeks. Then in January 2017, she experienced another miscarriage after just three weeks of her pregnancy.

The third blow came on November 15 of last year when, after initially getting those two lines on the pregnancy test, Lisa suffered another miscarriage just weeks later.

"That pain and feeling will never go away," she said.

"I was on an emotional rollercoaster an dafter my last miscarriage, my hope and happiness again turned into tears. I kept asking myself why me? why us? my heart was broken yet again.

"I was left broken and shattered, but during the next few months after my latest miscarriage, I was took on a journey of personal growth to help me build up my own self belief.

"Having gone through all that on a personal level, I now just want to help others by raising money for the Miscarriage Association.

"I just want people who have been through experiences like I have to know they are not alone and that there is help available out there.

"I hope to raise awareness for miscarriages as well as help anyone else who is suffering."