KYM Marsh is using her past heartache to get behind an organisation which researches into serious conditions affecting babies, children and pregnant women.
The Ashton star is calling for people to support and help raise funds for the Bump Campaign, led by Sparks charity.
Kym’s son, Archie, died after he was born 18 weeks early in 2009 and she said her experience made her want to do more for others in the same situation.
She said: “The Bump Campaign will help to start a conversation about the need to fund life-saving medical research.”
The Coronation Street actress also sang with daughter Emily at a fund-raiser ball for Genesis charity, which aims to fight breast cancer.
She tweeted: “Fab night, fab charity. Excited to sing with Emily again.”
The 36-year-old also announced on Twitter that her younger cousin Tom had joined the army. She said: “So proud of my cousin. Joining the army must be such a scary thing to do but he wants so much to defend his country.
“We are super proud of our boy.”