A cuddle cot has been donated in memory of a 'perfect baby boy' who tragically died at just over an hour old.

Shannon Lomax, from Breightmet, previously shared the painful experience of losing her son with The Bolton News in April.

Joshua Brian Brindle was born on Monday, March 27 after Shannon's water broke due to an unknown infection.

Tragically he died due to extreme prematurity.

Shannon was able to bring Joshua home before his funeral thanks to a cuddle cot to have "some precious time with him".

In his memory she decided to raise funds for a cuddle cot to help other parents in a similar situation.

Choir director Adrian Yapp of The Eden Singers, was inspired to organise a fundraiser as part of the efforts.

The Bolton News: Shannon Lomax and Danny Brindle with Joshua BrindleShannon Lomax and Danny Brindle with Joshua Brindle (Image: Shannon Lomax)

Jack Iredale of Bolton Wanderers donated one of his shirts, which was signed by all the team and raised £250 on the night.

The event raised £2380 which funded the purchase of the cuddle cot.

Howarth's Funeral Services, Astley Bridge was nominated to receive the cuddle cot and have stated that they will share it with other funeral companies.

Shannon said: “It means so much that we all managed to raise the funds for the cuddle cot.

“I hope it brings families that go through baby or child loss some peace and comfort at such an awful time.

“Thank you to everybody that donated, attended the concert and a huge thank you to Adrian and all at the Eden Singers Choir for hosting an incredible concert that raised the generous amount and made it possible.”

Christ Church, in Little Lever, staged the fundraising event free of charge.

The Eden Singers performed Decades of Hits, songs from each decade starting from the 1940s.

A visual presentation of the news from each decade was shown to accompany the songs, as well as a raffle which was held thanks to generous donations from local businesses.

The Bolton News: Joshua Brian BrindleAdrian said: “We have donated the cuddle cot to Howarth’s Funeral Services in Astley Bridge because they said they would share it with other funeral directors.

“We want it to be available to other families should they happen to be in that situation.

“I wanted to do the concert to raise money and so people could enjoy themselves whilst raising awareness.”

The Eden Singers have sixty members, and their main aim is to raise funds for local charities and good causes.

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