A SMALL charity set up by a Chard mum is continuing to expand its international influence, while also offering a new service to Somerset.

Little Daffodils was launched in 2016 by Julz Scott, after her five-week-old daughter Melody died.

The group was originally launched as Melody’s Voices and provided peer support, but has since branched out to supply sibling grief support boxes to Musgrove Park Hospital.

The boxes received interest from around the world, in particular from centres in Indiana and Australia.

Now providing another new service, Julz said: “We have launched a bereavement book box for schools, providing them with stories, books and information to help bereaved children.

“We’ve also set up our boxes in Yeovil Hospital now. and are providing a resource booklet for families who have lost a baby in the Chard area.

“Often leaflets given at the hospital are thrown away, so I want to provide something for when the realisation hits.”

Little Daffodils was recently shortlisted for best bereavement service for Darcy’s Dreams, while Julz’s older children have been nominated for inspirational sibling awards, and received highly commended prizes at the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

Julz added: “The most important thing for me is to support families, parents and children in their darkest moments.”