Alison Olds

60 Miles in June

Fundraising for Group B Strep Support
£300
raised of £150 target
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Event: 60 Miles in June, on 1 June 2022
60 Miles in June
Campaign by Group B Strep Support (RCN 1112065)
This June, conquer our 60 miles Facebook challenge and raise money to help save babies lives. Whether you complete you 60 miles in a week, or slow and steady is more your pace, walking, running, cycling your way to the finish line you are amazing

Story

I am walking in memory of Ezrah, a beautiful little boy who was tragically taken in March this year by Group B Strep at just 19 days old. Like so many, I didn’t have the chance to meet Ezrah but I felt his presence in the joy that filled his loved ones hearts and the sparkle in their eyes from the moment he arrived.  Nobody should have to walk the path they’ve been forced down. A parent is never ready to say goodbye to their child, but especially someone so young. 

Currently the NHS do not routinely test for GBS in pregnant women, a simple test which would undoubtedly save lives. This life threatening infection wasn’t mentioned once during my pregnancy, we were blissfully unaware how common and devastating this can be. So, I have decided to walk 60 miles this month with my baby girl, Ava. I’ll take every step holding her tightly whilst thinking of Ezrah and his precious family. Our nightmare is their reality and it breaks my heart.  Please donate as much or as little as you are able to support this vital charity. 

Group B Streptococcus is the UK's most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and of meningitis in babies under age 3 months. On average in the UK, at least-two babies a day develop a group B Strep infection -one baby a week dies from their GBS infection, and-one baby a week survives with long-term disabilities physical, mental or both.Yet most group B Strep infections are preventable. Group B Strep Support informs families & health professionals about group B Strep to save tiny lives.


About the campaign

This June, conquer our 60 miles Facebook challenge and raise money to help save babies lives. Whether you complete you 60 miles in a week, or slow and steady is more your pace, walking, running, cycling your way to the finish line you are amazing

About the charity

Group B Strep Support

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RCN 1112065
Group B Streptococcus is the UK's most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies & of meningitis in babies under age 3 months. Most of these infections are preventable. Group B Strep Support informs families & health professionals about group B Strep to save tiny lives.

Donation summary

Total raised
£300.00
+ £42.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£300.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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