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Alkham charity event in memory of new mum Rebecca Kruza who took her own life

By Eleanor Perkins

Massages and facials will be among the relaxing treatments on offer at a holistic fair in aid of Rebecca Kruza.

The 39-year-old had started suffering from anxiety and insomnia after giving birth to her son Henry in October 2016.

She visited her GP 12 times over the following eight months, and was given various medications and therapy.

Rebecca Kruza took her own life less than a year after having her baby son.
Rebecca Kruza took her own life less than a year after having her baby son.

But her mum Lyn Richardson found her dead at her home in Alkham near Dover in June 2017.

Her family are now campaigning to try and make sure all new mums get the support they need, especially if they start to struggle with mental health issues.

They are also holding charity events to raise money for Everglow - The Rebecca Kruza Foundation campaign to improve support services and provide respite for mothers and babies suffering post-natal depression symptoms.

The event will be from 11am to 4pm on Saturday at at Alkham Village Hall. It is £3 to enter.

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke with Lyn Richardson and Rebecca's sister Kate.
Dover MP Charlie Elphicke with Lyn Richardson and Rebecca's sister Kate.

In May this year, Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elpicke questioned the Prime Minister in the House of Commons about the issue of supporting the post-natal needs of new mothers.

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