A team of fundraising babies were dressed in glitzy costumes for a "sense-a-thon" class to raise money for charity.

The group, from Epsom Baby Sensory, did so in support of baby charity Tommy's, and completed a set of showtime challenges to fund vital research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

Babies from six to 13 months dressed as stage stars - in top hats, sparkly dresses and Elvis Presley outfits - at Epsom Methodist Church, hoped to play their part in raising £500,000 from similar events across the country.

Cindy Smallwood from Epsom Baby Sensory said: "It is devastating to lose a baby through miscarriage, and I support Tommy's because they offer support and advice if you do suffer a stillbirth or a miscarriage.

"I also support Tommy's because they are trying to research why miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth happens, and prevent it happening in the future."

One in four UK parents loses a baby during pregnancy or birth, and 60,000 babies are born prematurely every year.

The money raised will help fund Tommy's' four research centres to help their work.