A couple who lost their baby daughter in 2018 to Mitochondrial Disease are organising their second Charity Cornish Craft Beer Tasting Evening to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The Charity Cornish Craft Beer Tasting Evening will be hosted at The Alverton Hotel in Truro on March 4. Tickets cost £20 and include a welcome pint, followed by glasses of five beers from different Cornish breweries, snacks and a pasty supper.

Ben Keverne and Hannah Chapman lost their baby, Maisie, just before her six-month birthday to Mitochondrial Disease. Ever since they’ve been raising money for the charities that have supported their family in the hope of making some sense of their loss. They have raised almost £30k with the support from family and friends, and they don’t plan to stop now.

Maisie’s Dad, Ben, will be running his third London Marathon in honour of his daughter this year for CHSW – with the 2023 marathon taking place on his 40th birthday.

He said: “Maisie has made me appreciate life, and 40 is a big milestone for anyone. Running the marathon on my birthday will give me the opportunity to spend a bit of time with Maisie in my thoughts.”

CHSW have been “an incredible support” to the couple since the death of Maisie – with memory days, providing sibling support for their eldest son, and parent support groups, too.

“I really don’t know what we would have done without Little Harbour,” said Hannah. “It is so nice to have the chance to give something back to them.”

This will be the couple’s second Charity Craft Beer Tasting Evening – with the first taking place in 2020 – and the family hope to make it an annual event.

Tickets can be bought by clicking here.