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A family have thanked a charity which helped them through the loss of their baby boy.

Rachel and Steven Brodie, from Whetstone, received bereavement support following the death of their first child, Isaac, who passed away after a few weeks from a brain tumour.

Isaac Maxwell Brodie was born on February, 1 2016, and after being told there was nothing more that could be done after two weeks of care at the University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, the family were transferred to Haven House in Woodford Green so they could spend time together

Rachel and Steven said: “During the absolute worst times of our lives, Haven House helped to make things bearable.

"In fact, they were much better than bearable – Haven House helped us to enjoy every precious second with our beautiful boy and allowed us to create the most special and precious memories, that give us such comfort now."

Now, the charity has partnered with finance company ICAP for their annual charity day, which will raise funds to continue to provide specialist bereavement and emotional support to families who use the hospice, and to the families of children who have died at home or in hospital.

Eileen White, Director of Care at Haven House, said: "No one expects their child to die before them – it is out of the natural order of things.

"Our specialist bereavement team is here to help at every stage of this difficult time and this support continues for as long as families need us."

Find out more by reading and sharing our blog: havenhouse.org.uk/bereavement-support.