A Wimbledon mother is fundraising to publish a very special children’s book to support kids through grieving for a loved one.

Stephanie Nimmo’s daughter Daisy, who attended Linden Lodge School in Southfields, died in January, 2017, aged 11, after battling rare genetic disease Costello Syndrome, which meant she was life limited and also suffered with a learning disability.

The Raynes Park mother also tragically lost her husband to bowel cancer just 13 months before Daisy died.

When Daisy lost her father, Mrs Nimmo found there were very few resources to support children.

"As I spoke to the teachers and therapists who had worked with Daisy and her friends at school several things struck me," she said,

"Statistically children in special schools are more likely to lose a classmate than a child in a mainstream school, death and grief are not curriculum subjects, very few resources exist to help children, especially non-verbal or learning-disabled children understand and communicate their feelings around death and dying.

She felt those with learning difficulties needed help to cope with the loss of a loved ones, but that there were not enough books aimed at helping them to communicate.

So she decided to write her own book.

Her children's story called ‘Goodbye Daisy’ is told from the viewpoint of one of Daisy’s friends.

"I am passionate about breaking down the taboos about talking about death and dying," she said.

"Just because children have a learning disability doesn't mean they are not grieving for their friends.

"I saw that so clearly when Daisy's daddy died and later when Daisy herself died.

"And with the chances of these children experiencing the death of a schoolfriend statistically higher than a non-disabled child then it's even more important to ensure that they receive the support they need."

Mrs Nimmo has now launched a kick starter to help get the book published.

She said: “I am really hoping some local businesses might be willing to help me with the fundraising.

“In return I can ensure their contribution is promoted through the book and via social media.”

To find out more visit Stephanie’s Kickstarter page click here.