THE family of a little “angel” who was stillborn are hoping others will take part in virtual races to celebrate what would have been her seventh birthday.

After the death of their baby girl Isabella Rose in 2012, her parents Amanda and Geoff Parr founded The Isabella Rose Foundation which support families affected by child bereavement.

The charity was also supported by Amanda’s parents Geoff and Nicola Pope.

Throughout October, the Parrs are joining forces with the parents of Violet-Grace Youens, Glenn and Becky.

They set up Violet-Grace’s Gift in memory of the four-year-old who died in March last year following a hit-and-run on Prescot Road. The runs will celebrate both girls’ birthdays.

They are asking others to join them in running virtual 5k or a 2ks, which can involve any type of fitness and take place at any location and at any pace. Participants will be given medals after providing evidence of taking part.

Isabella’s mum, Amanda, said: “October is a particularly hard month for us but it makes us smile knowing people are getting out there and remembering our baby girl.

“We are lucky that we have friends who run a business that allows us to have our own online event.

“The way it is done allows more people to enter as it allows you to walk, run, cycle or swim. You can do it in a wheelchair if you want to. People who may feel put off by big events can enter, get out the house, do their 5k and help raise money for our charities and in return they get a beautiful medal.

“The more people we get out the house and thinking about others, the better place our world will be.”