Lisa Potts

Lisa's Great North Run Page

Fundraising for Tommy's, the baby charity
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Event: Great North Run 2017, on 10 September 2017
In memory of Baby Spencer-Potts
Tommy's, the baby charity

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RCN 1060508
We fund research into pregnancy problems to save babies' lives


Having suffered a loss this year at 12 weeks Matt and I were both shocked that 1 in 4 women suffer miscarriages and that there is a lot of misinformation and silence surrounding it. You go through this most painful experience, you are grieving for the baby that you lost, the future that you had planned, which is so suddenly taken from you, all in relative silence. The physical pain of that week was truly awful and the emotional pain, well that is still ever present. We are very lucky though to be surrounded by such loving family and friends.

Matt and I very much want to remember our baby. Not only is it an important step in our healing, but we believe she is always with us. Of course we do not know if she was a girl or not, but we feel she was. So I decided that I wanted to do something big in memory of our little one and I thought the Great North Run for Tommy's was the perfect way to do that. Tommy's has really helped me through this difficult time, reading articles, the forum and all the support available. I put a lot of blame on myself at the time, did I exercise too much? was it the stress from work? Or that heavy box I lifted? Tommy's helped me to accept that there is no fault with miscarriage and certainly no shame. So if you can spare a little then I would much appreciate it to help research and the great work done by Tommy's and in memory of our little one.

I am also very touched that my friend Jade, who held my hand through a lot of my pain, will be running alongside me. I know how much it is taking for her to join me physically and so many, many thanks Jade!!

About the charity

Tommy's, the baby charity

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RCN 1060508
Tommy's funds medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, and provides an information service about health in pregnancy.

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