Fundraiser launched for family of tragic new mum who died on Boxing Day from Covid

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 30th December 2021

A fundraiser has been launched following the tragic death of a new mum on Boxing Day.

Natalie Forshaw, 30, passed away from Covid just two months after giving birth to her baby boy Caleb.

Her friends are now trying to raise as much money as possible to help the infant and Natalie’s family members, and to cover funeral costs.

The JustGiving page has already received more than £9,000 in donations.

Her friends say: “Nat is a girl that would do anything for her friends and family and it’s now our turn to do it for her.”

Natalie with baby Caleb. Credit: MEN

Natalie gave birth to her son on November 3, but was placed into a drug-induced coma just days later, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

In mid-November, a blood clot was discovered inside her heart, which later broke up and travelled to her lungs.


Natalie showed signs of improvement in mid-December and was labelled an ‘ICU celebrity’ at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Her mother Bernie Wilton wrote on social media: “I was sat with her this morning and she started to blink she is starting to come round.. she was blinking.

“And when i spoke bout baby caleb she cried .. all the nurses were clapping and so happy for her she is so looked after there and i will never be able to thank them for all they are doing.

Natalie with her mother, Bernie Wilton. Credit: MEN

“She is fighting although she still not out the woods but she is certainly going in the right direction.”

Natalie’s mum reported a ‘major setback’ on December 20, writing that her daughter had once again been sedated.

But on Boxing Day, she shared the tragic news that Natalie had lost her battle with Covid.

Bernie wrote: “Today my heart broke into that many pieces I don’t think it will ever mend…

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“You left us a very special piece of you my gawgus grandson caleb and i swear with the help off every one who new you we will make sure he knows every detail of your life and i will never ever let him forget you.”

Natalie had reportedly chosen not to have the coronavirus vaccine while pregnant.

You can donate to Natalie’s JustGiving appeal at

Featured image: MEN