Birstall mum to pound the pavements for good causes

Dawn Laughton is organising a midnight walk for charity.
Dawn Laughton is organising a midnight walk for charity.

A woman who suffered five miscarriages will lead a midnight walk to thank the people who have supported her over the years.

Dawn Laughton hopes the sponsored seven mile walk will help the Miscarriage Association by raising funds and awareness.

On May 2, Dawn and nine friends will walk from the Miscarriage Association centre in Wakefield to The Frontier in Batley.

They will wear t-shirts in support of the charity as they tackle the trek, which is expected to take more than two hours.

Dawn, of Rochester Road, Birstall, who did become a mum said: “It was really difficult and something you just never get over.

“But they were there for me and gave lots of support.”

The walk will also benefit the National Association for Bikers with a Disability, after they helped Dawn celebrate her 50th birthday.

She said: “I had always wanted to go on a trike ride and a friends put me in touch and the group took me out. It was the most amazing experience. Just being out there doing something like that was brilliant.”

Dawn’s personal trainers, Nathan Stanley and Charlie Drysdale, pictured, have put her through her paces training twice a day.

She said: “They have given me lots of motivation and helped me go down from a size 20 to 14 since we started just before Christmas. “More importantly they have given the confidence to do it.”

Donate by calling Dawn on 07568597185.