Rhyl’s entrepreneur will walk on broken glass to raise awareness about miscarriage

A Rhyl ENTREPRENEUR has to walk on broken glass as a fundraising event for miscarriage awareness.

Lisa Williams, 36, has daughters Alysa, eight, and Talia-Beau, two with her husband, Philip, 40, a factory worker.

Lisa herself had several miscarriages, starting in July 2016, and said being told ‘there was nothing in your belly’ was downright devastating.

In speaking out about miscarriage, Lisa hopes her words can both help others and lift the “taboo” on the subject.

Every year she hosts events to raise money for miscarriage awareness, having previously held auction nights, sponsored marches and raised money through collection boxes during lockdown.

This year, Lisa is bringing people together to walk on broken glass to raise money for the ‘Tommy’s’ charity.

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The Glass Walk will take place on Saturday July 16 at JJ’s Studios on Wellington Road, Rhyl.

She said: “Alysa was born in 2013 and by the time she was three we were ready to add to our family.

“I went to a very dark place after the second miscarriage and felt like I had lost the joy of life.

“I felt worthless as a woman because I couldn’t carry my babies.”

Lisa has since had a healthy baby girl, Talia-Beau, who was born during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

She added, “I hope my story helps others see that there is light at the end of the darkness.”

A miscarriage can have a profound psychological effect, often on both parents, which can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.

According to Tommy’s, one in 100 women suffers from recurrent miscarriage and one in four suffers from the loss of a baby.

Walking on glass is said to be one of the purest forms of meditation, Lisa added that she hopes the event will be “liberating and uplifting”.

The event was sponsored by The Amethyst Soul, Blue Turtle and TLC Property Lettings.

Registration is still open to participate in the event and donations would be greatly appreciated.

If you want to participate in the event, go to: www.subscribepage.com/charityglasswalk.