A MUM who had a stillborn baby 10 years ago is supporting a cause close to her heart.

Michelle Codling's daughter Emma died at full term pregnancy in 2009.

The 43-year-old, from Leigh, has organised a series of events for SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) in Emma's memory.

A Robbie Williams tribute night has been arranged at the 180 Club on Railway Road at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 29 with Leigh entertainer Tony Lewis performing on stage.

Mum-of-four Michelle wants to raise the subject of stillborn deaths as she believes it is a taboo subject.

She said: “People do not like to mention stillborn deaths but it is something that stays with you forever.

"With it being 10 years since my daughter died I want to support SANDS in her name.”

Later this year, Michelle will be doing a 50k walking event along the River Thames in September with her daughters Anna, 18, and Ella, 16, to raise funds for SANDS.

Michelle, who is a regular at taking part in fundraising events has helped organisations such as Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital.

She goes to the National Memorial Arboretum with her family every June at an event for people who have suffered from the effects of stillborn deaths.

Michelle says there has been a fantastic response to people buying tickets for the Robbie Williams tribute night which will include a hot supper and disco.

They are priced at £17 per person if there are more than 10 people in the group and £20 a ticket for groups with less than 10 in the party.

To order a ticket contact Michelle on 07394 282750.