BOUNCING babies in fancy dress helped raised nearly £1,500 for a charity which supports women who have suffered miscarriages and premature births.

More than 360 babies from the Basingstoke Baby Sensory group, which meets at Kempshott Village Hall on Mondays, Dummer Village Hall on Tuesdays and Sherborne St John Village Hall on Thursdays, raised £1,440 for national charity, Tommy’s.

The charity funds research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth and provides advice and support to all parents-to-be, to help them have a healthy pregnancy.

The Wild West themed Sensathon fundraiser saw babies enjoy songs round a campfire and themed puppet shows at group meetings.

Babies taking part dressed up in cowboy and cowgirl outfits, complete with checked shirts, hats, fringed dresses and lots of denim.

Basingstoke Baby Sensory manager, Michelle Grzbiela said: “Sensathon was a roaring success and there was not a baby in the house who wasn’t in awe of everything they saw, heard and experienced.

“All the mums and dads had gone the whole way in supporting the day, putting together amazing cowboy and cowgirl outfits for their little ones and some even turned up in fancy dress themselves.

“We’re very proud to be working with Tommy’s this year, and we know that some of the families here will have their own stories and personal reasons for getting behind this important charity. We want to thank everyone who took part and made the day so special.”