Lynn Ratcliffe

Lynn's Virgin Money London Marathon for NCT

Fundraising for NCT
raised of £2,000 target
by 101 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2019, on 28 April 2019

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We support people as they become parents to feel confident, connected and safe.


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I joined the National Childbirth Trust ( NCT) 25 years ago as an expectant mum, and attended antenatal classes. I became a volunteer in an attempt to give something back to the charity. Your donations will help the national charity & the Vale of Evesham branch of the NCT.

Over the 25 years I've been involved I have met some of  my best friends, learned new skills and gained qualifications which enabled me to change career and work within the NHS as a breastfeeding support worker and become an antenatal practitioner, facilitating  antenatal classes and yoga for pregnancy classes for both the nct and the NHS.

The nct supported me through 6 years of postnatal depression and my connection with this amazing charity has changed my life.

 The Charity  provides support and information to parents during the first 1000 days of parenthood ( from conception to approx 2 years). There are local branches run by volunteers which run bumps & babies groups, breastfeeding dropins, nearly new sales, various support groups & activities for new parents. Providing the users' voice on Maternity Voices' Fora. There are also paid-for services like antenatal classes which help to support the charity. And there is the campaigning: Getting dads & partners into the birthing room, stopping routine episiotomies & shaving & enemas, improving the birthing environment,  and currently the Hidden Half campaign to get postnatal depression recognised & treated sooner.

I started runnning 3 years ago doing the Couch to 5k programme. This whetted my appetite & since then I've run a few10k races & one 12k race. It's not fast & it's certainly not pretty but it's better than sitting on the couch!

So I am delighted & honoured to be able to combine these two passions in  my life & attempt this iconic race at the same time as supporting this fantastic charity that supports all new parents for the first 1000 days of parenthood & beyond. 

You can follow my journey here & on instagram @LynnRuns2019

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Our vision is that everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe because we believe parents help build the foundations of the future. Every year we support over 250,000 parents on their unique journeys through pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and early parenthood.

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