A MUM who suffered the heartbreak of losing her baby daughter to meningitis is celebrating after finding out she is pregnant with twins.

Faye Murray lost 17-month-old daughter Shakira Louise suddenly during the night during a family holiday in Wales in April 2016.

Faye, 26, is also mum to two boys Kai, eight and Shae, who is nearly two and is looking forward to welcoming into the world her fourth and fifth children.

Every year Faye, who lives in Windlehurst, marks Shakira's birthday and also the anniversary of her passing on April 23.

This year she will be marking the anniversary with a special gender reveal to see what gifts her "angel" Shakira has sent her.

During a balloon release at Clinkham Wood field, two balloons will be popped to reveal blue or pink feathers to denote whether the twins will be boys or girls.

"Coming up to Shakira's anniversary, we're doing a gender reveal on the field at Clinkham Wood where we always celebrate Shakira's life," said Faye.

"A lot of friends and family come together to let balloons off. It will be nice to pop not one but two and to find out what gifts she has sent me from above.

"Clinkham Wood is where we are originally from. I have to go for a scan and they will give me the genders in an envelope and I'll give it to a friend.

"I won't know and it will be just as much as a shock to me as anyone else.

"It is turning a negative into a positive."

Faye is also part of an ongoing campaign lobbying for MenB vaccinations compulsory for all children.

She joined the family of Layla-Rose Ermenekli, from Oldham, who died in February 2017 after contracting meningitis, in bid to make MenB vaccines compulsory.

Faye travelled to London with Layla's family, including mum Kirsty and great-uncle Stephen Carter, as they lobbied MPs for their campaign for 'Layla's Law' making MenB vaccinations available for all children.

Meanwhile, Faye has also had an emotional phone conversation with Becky Youens, the mum of four-year-old Violet-Grace who was killed in a hit-and-run on Prescot Road in March 2017.

"I spoke to Becky and she gave me her congratulations."