A CHARITY that supports families when a baby or child dies or is dying, and when a youngster is facing bereavement has announced details of a popular annual event.

The Child Bereavement UK Snowdrop Walk will be held at Hardwick Park, in Sedgefield, on Sunday, February 23.

It will run from noon to 3pm and entry is free, but donations to the charity are welcome.

The Snowdrop Walk day is a time to remember babies and children who have died and children who are bereaved each year.

People will be able to plant a snowdrop in memory of someone special while taking in the beautiful views.

Individual snowdrops will be on sale and a book of remembrance, donated by a bereaved family, will be available to sign.

Alan Titchmarsh, a patron of Child Bereavement UK, supports the charity’s Snowdrop Walks which are held across the country. He said:

“Please support Child Bereavement UK’s Snowdrop Walks in 2020 by attending one of the countrywide events taking place throughout February.

"It’s a lovely way to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy the fresh air.

"By planting a snowdrop in memory of a loved one, you will be helping Child Bereavement UK support bereaved families and children to rebuild their lives after the devastation of child bereavement.”