Loom band challenge for little Morgan

Naomi Tidswell and family.
Naomi Tidswell and family.

A woman whose son tragically died from sudden infant death syndrome has undertaken a loom band challenge to fund a special headstone to remember him by.

Naomi Tidswell, 27, was left devastated in July when her son Morgan died at just four-weeks-old.

Mum of four Naomi, who lives in Savile Park, buried her son in August but when she couldn’t afford a headstone, she decided to make a huge loomband and ask people to sponsor her.

The giant loom band now measures 110ft and is made up from 13,900 individual bands - the sponsorship money will now contribute towards the headstone, which Naomi has designed herself.

“I was determined that my son was going to have the best, because that is what he deserves - he came into this world perfect,” Naomi said.

“I’m doing this for him, I don’t want him to be forgotten because he was loved and still is.”

Naomi has received sponsorship from Salter Hebble School and collections have also been held at Halifax Dance Academy’s Babyballet classes.

The challenge finishes today and Naomi is also making crafts to raise the money she needs.

Speaking about the support she has received in response to the challenge, Naomi said: “It just shows you’re not on your own and you do have that support, which is really nice.”