A COUPLE are set to battle a militia assault course to support Furness families suffering stillborn bereavement.

Personal trainer Dan Flynn and his partner Sammy Donohue have planned to take on Born Survivor, along with a team of 26, on September 21 in aid of raising funds for a new Rainbow Clinic at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Hospital ‘Rainbow Clinics’ offer support to bereaved parents and work on vital research to reduce the rate of miscarriages and stillbirths, but for families in Lancashire and Cumbria, the nearest clinic is in Manchester.

A clinic closer to Cumbria would make support more accessible to the 365,000 who live across from Morecambe Bay.

Mr Flynn said: "It affects so many people, but it stays behind closed doors."

Baby loss is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through, and though not uncommon, it is little spoken about. One in four women will lose a baby in pregnancy and birth, and one in every 225 births ends in a stillbirth.

To sponsor and donate to the Rainbow Clinic, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danflynnpt-rainbowclinic.