A mother who lost her newborn baby is holding a family picnic to thank a children's hospital.

Kelly Stubbs, who is also an employee at Great Ormond Street Hospital, is organising the Teddy Bear's Picnic on Saturday (August 24) with colleague Amanda Thomas.

The event at 12pm – 4pm will take place at Inn on the Park in Enfield and will raise money to support seriously ill children Great Ormond.

Ms Stubbs' daughter Daisy was born by C-section on July 2, 2007 at 3.31pm and died the next day at 11.30am.

When Ms Stubbs was 38 weeks pregnant, medical staff found an abnormality on Daisy's brain called the Vein of Galen Malformation - which are abnormal connections between blood vessels within the brain.

Ms Stubbs said she was offered a solution and that was termination. But after numerous scans at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, doctors were willing to try and save baby Daisy's life.

After Daisy was born, she was transferred to the children's hospital in Holborn.

She said: "They did everything they could to try and save my baby, but when I arrived to get to my daughters bedside, we were told Daisy's heart was far too weak for surgery and that due to the aneurysm blood flow not reaching her organs, she passed away."

She added: “Great Ormond Street Hospital will always hold a special place in my heart, as they gave my daughter Daisy hope and a chance of life. I’m eternally thankful and extremely grateful to all the staff that helped treat my daughter.

“Daisy lived for an amazing 20 hours before she peacefully died wrapped in my arms. The hospital made it possible for me to meet my daughter, cradle her in my arms and hold her as we said goodbye. I will forever be heartbroken at the loss of Daisy, yet I still think of myself as lucky because I have those memories and will treasure them always.”

At the fundraising event, there will be games and activities, live music and entertainment, as well as a BBQ hosted by the Inn on the Park’s chefs.

There will also be competitions and prizes, and all the children will have the chance to name and take home a teddy of their own in exchange for a donation. There is also a ‘Teddy Corner’ for anyone looking for a space to relax on the day.

Ms Thomas, who is also organising the event, said: “It’s such a fantastic cause and I’m looking forward to raising as much money as possible. What I’ve found amazing since we started organising our event is how supportive and kind people have been.

"They have donated teddies, prizes and much, much more all to help us make this event a success. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity, it has helped us more than you'll ever know. We look forward to seeing you all at our Teddy Bear’s Picnic!”

All the money raised will go towards the hospital's new sight and sound centre.

The state-of-the-art facility will be a dedicated centre for children with sight and hearing loss in the UK.

The Inn on the Park is owned by Whitbread which supports Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

For more information about the event, visit the Facebook event page.