Kate Whistance

Marathon in a Month April 2024

Fundraising for Group B Strep Support
£860
raised of £150 target
by 41 supporters
Event: Marathon in a Month, from 1 April 2024 to 30 April 2024
Join #TeamGBSS and take on a Marathon in a Month! We're challenging you to run, walk, swim, cycle, row etc. one of the world's most famous distances. Do you fancy completing the distance of 26.2 miles across the month of April?

Story

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

My beautiful son Jenson was born 03/12/2023 and very quickly became poorly with GBS sepsis. He spent 3 long weeks in 2 different hospitals on intensive care. I wish we would have known about the Strep B screening during my pregnancy as it may have prevented what our son had to endure. So far, Jenson has made a full recovery and that is thanks to all the dedicated NHS staff who we owe our lives too! <3

About the campaign

Join #TeamGBSS and take on a Marathon in a Month! We're challenging you to run, walk, swim, cycle, row etc. one of the world's most famous distances. Do you fancy completing the distance of 26.2 miles across the month of April?

About the charity

Group B Strep Support

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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
£860.00
+ £198.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£860.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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