Karen Burgess

Team Petals Thames Bridges Trek

Fundraising for Petals
£1,610
raised of £5,000 target
by 53 supporters
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Event: Thames Bridges Trek 2023, from 9 September 2023 to 10 September 2023
Thames Bridges Trek 2023
Campaign by Petals (RCN 1150375)
Team Petals are taking part in the Ultra Challenge Series Thames Bridges Trek to raise money to help Petals provide more specialist counselling to bereaved parents when they need us the most.

Story

This September will bring with it a milestone birthday for me as I turn 60 and I wanted to mark this by doing something truly special for Petals, the charity I founded over a decade ago and which has played such a significant part in my life over that time. So, on the 9th September, along with a team of Petals' supporters, counsellors and my office colleagues,  I am taking on the Thames Bridges Trek. I can't think of a better way to celebrate! 

When I founded Petals all that time ago I could only dream of the impact it would have and I am incredibly proud of all we have achieved so far but there is still so much more to be done; Demand for our specialist counselling service has never been so high and we are determined to make our vital support available to all bereaved parents when they need it.

We partner with a number of different NHS hospitals and are able to support the bereaved parents who come under their care but for the ever-increasing number who come to us from outside of these partnerships, we rely on charitable funds.

Heartbreakingly, last year we were forced to turn away 738 people who came to us for support as we simply did not have the funds to support them.  Having to turn away anyone goes against everything we stand for, and all of us at Petals are determined to rapidly expand our service and are working hard every day to achieve this.

It is our vision that all parents across the UK can access our specialist counselling support free of charge, when they need it.  Each counselling session costs Petals £80 and we would like the Thames Bridges Trek to fund as many sessions as possible so every donation counts!

Thank you so much for your support and for helping me mark my 60th birthday in this special way.🌸

About the campaign

Team Petals are taking part in the Ultra Challenge Series Thames Bridges Trek to raise money to help Petals provide more specialist counselling to bereaved parents when they need us the most.

About the charity

Petals

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RCN 1150375
Petals specialist counselling service can be accessed by any parent affected by pregnancy or baby loss. We provide this service at no cost to parents and it is our aim to offer this vital service to all bereaved parents no matter where they live or the type of loss they have experienced.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,610.00
+ £392.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,610.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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