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£340raised of £700 target by 21 supporters

Weʼre raising £700 to to help Tommy's fund crucial research and treatment for babies.

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London, United Kingdom

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Hi, thanks for visiting my page. I am running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 8th, The Landmarks Half Marathon on 25th March 2018 and the Paris Marathon on 8th April 2018 in support of Tommy's. If I am lucky enough to get a place in the London Marathon I will also run in support of Tommy's.

They fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. We want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.

This is my story.

In February 2016, Claire and I lost a baby during early stages of her pregnancy.  We both have healthy children from our previous relationships and never once thought that we would have to try and recover from the miscarriage. 

Our local hospital were amazing and offered good support. We couldn't understand why and felt it was something we had done.

We decided that we would not be beat and found strength to try again. 

Claire fell pregnant the following month, we went back to the hospital for blood tests only to be told that it was highly likely that our baby would have Downs Syndrome. 

Southend Hospital was trialing pre-natal tests with Great Ormond Street and after the worst ten day wait, we were given the all clear. 

I am glad to say that on 17th December 2016, Claire gave birth to our 'Rainbow' baby Isabelle. She is now 9 months old today and perfectly healthy. 

So why do I want to raise money for Tommy's. It is because I understand the need for research, training and support for families who have their lives devastated by the nightmare that is miscarriage.

I would be happy to know that if just £1 of our money helped fund someone else's rainbow baby success. It would be worth it!  

Through Just Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. We will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

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  • Matt Geldart5 months ago
    Matt Geldart

    Matt Geldart

    5 months ago

    My Virgin giving page is now sitting at £350.00. Thank you for all your donations. Please keep sharing. Thank you for your support.

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  • Matt Geldart5 months ago
    Matt Geldart

    Matt Geldart

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Please keep the donations coming. This page will be continuing so that my efforts to raise money carry on. As a reminder I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon TOMORROW, the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 25/03/18 and now the PARIS MARATHON on the 8/418. If I get the opportunity I will also run the London Marathon. You can also use the virgin giving website http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Matt.Geldart1

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  • Matt Geldart5 months ago
    Matt Geldart

    Matt Geldart

    5 months ago

    Please keep the donations coming. This page will be continuing so that my efforts to raise money carry on. As a reminder I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon TOMORROW, the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 25/03/18 and now the PARIS MARATHON on the 8/418. If I get the opportunity I will also run the London Marathon. You can also use the virgin giving website http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Matt.Geldart1

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21

  • David Freestone

    David Freestone

    Nov 7, 2017

    Good luck. Best wishes.

    £10.00

  • Patrick Barnes

    Patrick Barnes

    Oct 15, 2017

    Good luck!

    £10.00

  • Reece

    Reece

    Oct 13, 2017

    Good work mate x

    £25.00

  • MARISSA ROONEY

    MARISSA ROONEY

    Oct 12, 2017

    Well done Matt, such a good cause Xx

    £10.00

  • Double D

    Double D

    Oct 11, 2017

    Great cause Matt!

    £10.00

  • Alistair

    Alistair

    Oct 10, 2017

    With my love

    £20.00

  • Jenny Macveigh

    Jenny Macveigh

    Oct 9, 2017

    Well done Matt! Great cause x

    £10.00

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Matt Geldart

Matt Geldart

London, United Kingdom

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