A mum who lost her daughter to leukaemia has set up an online learning retreat in her memory.

Leah Morgan, a yoga teacher and grief coach for Still We Rise coaching, organised the event in memory of her daughter Maggie-Mae, who lost her battle with leukaemia in 2018, aged just 18 months.

The event takes place from May 20-22 and will raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Leah said: "My life was turned upside down when Maggie-Mae was born with leukaemia.

Bournemouth Echo: Leah Morgan and daughter Maggie-Mae MorganLeah Morgan and daughter Maggie-Mae Morgan

"Despite being incredibly poorly, she managed to hold on tightly to life and responded well to the incredible treatment she received at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

"Maggie appeared to have beaten the disease until two days after her first birthday when it returned and she quickly became critically unwell."

Unfortunately, the leukaemia Maggie had was extremely aggressive and returned days after the transplant something that even the hospital’s haematology team were not expecting. Just five days later, on her mother’s birthday, little Maggie-Mae died. 

Leah said: "Being Maggie-Mae's mummy is a role that fills me with the deepest pride. In her 18 short months, Maggie taught us the meaning of living and loving fully. It's now my mission to ensure that message continues.

Bournemouth Echo: Maggie-Mae MorganMaggie-Mae Morgan

"In her name, I am dedicated to supporting anyone experiencing grief and trauma, and especially those who have had their lives changed unrecognisably by childhood cancer.”

The retreat brings together over 20 professional speakers with specialisms in grief and trauma, with the aim of empowering the audience to access helpful advice and practical and emotional tools.

Leah said: "Some of the themes covered in the retreat include resilience, post-traumatic growth and recovery, understanding anxiety, navigating grief, parenting, anxious teens, positive mindset and much more. We also have yoga and meditation practices that will allow you to safely explore your own experience with grief and trauma."

To sign up for the retreat visit Still We Rise coaching.

You can donate to Maggie-Mae's Brighter Future Fund here.