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Last November a very good friend of mine very sadly gave birth to a still born baby girl.  She was named Bumble Bee, as this was the nickname given to her during the pregnancy.  Baby Bumble was full term when she was born and up to that point her mum had had a normal and healthy pregnancy.

As you can imagine Bumbles death was a heartbreaking shock to everyone and not a day goes by where she is not in the thoughts of the family and friends that were so looking forward to meeting her.

Sadly we are unable to change the outcome for Baby Bumble, but the reality is that a number of stillborn deaths could be prevented.  It may shock you to hear that the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world - 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth EVERY SINGLE DAY!  The charity SANDS does a tremendous job of supporting parents and funding research to help reduce the unacceptable levels of baby loss.

Therefore, me and my fabulous running buddy Ginny Westlake, have decided to run, not only one half marathon to raise funds, but 3 half marathons...in 3 weeks!! Whilst we have both ran Half Marathons in the past, these have been hard slogs for us so running 3 in 3 weeks is going to be a big challenge.  We hope to raise as much money as we can for SANDS who provide support to parents and families at a very painful and emotional time.

If you have read this far please dont click away!  Please press the donate button and donate whatever amount you can, no matter how small, to this wonderful charity.

I have listed below how the money raised can help Support SANDS. 

• £5 could provide a bereavement support pack to a bereaved parent

• £12 could provide dedicated telephone or email support and a bereavement support pack to a bereaved parent or family member

 • £20 could provide a copy of Sands Guidelines for Professionals and a copy of each of our leaflets to a student midwife

 • £25 could provide one Always Loved Never Forgotten Memory Box and a bereavement support pack to a bereaved family. 

• £85 could pay for 17 bereavement support packs to a hospital

 • £425 could provide 17 bereaved families each with a bereavement support pack and an Always Loved Never Forgotten memory box

 • £1,000 could enable a local Sands group to be set up and run for 12 months to provide families with monthly support meetings and telephone support in their area

 • £1,250 could provide training for 10 new Befrienders to support families in their area

 • £1,400 could provide Sands Guidelines Training for ten health professionals

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates 6

No 2 is done! Gorgeous run around Windsor Castle & the grounds. Hilly run with a fabulous downhill finish!! Well done to us both for finishing quicker than Bristol...hopefully we'll be even quicker for Cardiff! xxxx

09/10/12 16:46

Bristol Half Marathon is done! Fab day for it, great weather and brilliant crowd support! Ginny limped through it with her baddie and still managed a very respectable time of 2hrs 23 mins. I managed it in 2.08. Really looking forward to Windsor now this weekend!

03/10/12 19:17

aghhh 6 days to go! Just hoping the weather isn's as bad as it currently is. Training is going well, i think we're ready!!

24/09/12 18:58

Just over 4 weeks to go now until Bristol Half Marathon, the training is going well and we're getting those miles under our belts! Ginny has a massive hole in her foot and so far my feet are unscathed..famous last words! x

31/08/12 17:14

9.3 mile run today. It was very hot and muggy even at 9am this morning. We tried out a new route, which is always good fun, nice not knowing exactly where you're going and we even got lost a couple of times! Thank you so much for your donations so far xx

19/08/12 19:28

Raising money for

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Charity Registration No. 299679 & SC042789

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.

Donations 60

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Well done girls!

Donation by Sandra xx on 16/12/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Amazing effort girls hat off to you and well done! Love jan

Donation by Jan bracken on 21/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done girls love Gloria ( ginnys mother in law) xx

Donation by Gloria westlake on 21/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done girls. Love Nikki, Ellie and Evie xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 15/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done ladies! x

Donation by Mandy Ashford on 15/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Am so proud of you both. Well done girls xxx

Donation by Amy Virdi on 15/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Paul O'Brien on 14/10/12

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Donation kindly given to me in cash by Obrien on a recent night out! Well done ladies... very impressive achievement :-)

Donation by Paul Black on 14/10/12

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Well done girls are really great acheivement, we are very proud of you both. Love Scott, Ella & Noah x

Donation by Scott Woodland on 14/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by laura horrell on 11/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by HILARY RYDON on 11/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Sarah Garrett on 10/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Rachel Cozens on 09/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Luke Anna + Kids good luck

Donation by luke webster on 03/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done for today and best of luck for other two. Dave, Minka, Ethan and Dan

Donation by Dave Rowe on 30/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with your challenge ladies. I think what you are doing is amazing and for a fabulous charity too! x

Donation by Nicola Hudson on 29/09/12

£11.20

+ £2.80 Gift Aid

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Take care and the Best of Luck from Bumbles Aunty Pat & Uncle Keith

Donation by Keith Cobb on 28/09/12

Donation by Jean Hardwick on 27/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Donna & Ginny

Donation by Michael Cobb on 24/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Donna & Ginny - Hope the weather is kind for all 3 runs! Love Bumbles Grandma and Grandad xx

Donation by Chris & Lin Black on 24/09/12

£20.00

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Donation by Gwendy Phillips on 24/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Kindly donated by some of my old work colleagues. Thank you so much! We are humbled by the awareness and money being raised in Bumbles memory x

Donation by Paul, Mandy & Max on 24/09/12

£40.00

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Good luck ladies what a fabulous effort and for such an amazing cause. Wishing you lots of love and luck we will be thinking of you xx

Donation by Kelly, Lee & Amelia Woodland on 21/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck girlies, lots of love xxx

Donation by Becki Toghill on 19/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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In memory of Bumble. Good luck girls,

Donation by Susie & Greg Ackrill on 19/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£787.20
  • Offline donations£25.00
  • Text donations£45.00
  • Total raised£857.20
  • Gift Aid£181.80

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