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Fundraising for Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation

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  • Event: Bristol Half Marathon 2012, 30 Sep 2012

Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation

The Ectopic Pregancy Foundation (EPF) is a charity organisation set up by a group of National Health Service (NHS) doctors to help give advice about this distressing condition that affects up to 1 in 100 pregnancies. We provide advice for both the medical profession and the general public, in the form of the website and a 24 hour telephone advice line. The EPF needs funds to support its activity and ambitions. Funding is required for hosting the website, providing the 24 hour patient helpline, mailshots to A&E departments, equipment to train gynaecologists in managing ectopic pregnancies and administrative support to run the organisation. All the trustees, faculty and international resident advisors are honorary and receive no financial reward and give their time freely. We do not have any governmental support. Mr Laurie Montgomery Irvine, founder and honory chief executive.

Charity Registration No. 1122286

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I will be taking on my very first half marathon for a very important charity that I believe deserves more advertising and donations through good people like yourself.

As you may or may not know, me and my wife suffered an ectopic pregnancy in 2010 and dealing with such an event was the hardest thing I have had to do and still have to manage with now. The ectopic pregnancy resulted in my wife losing a fallopian tube after treatment was unsuccessful. Thanks to the NHS though my wife is alive and kicking today but unfortunately five women a year continue to die from ectopic pregnancy. These deaths are mainly caused by failure to suspect ectopic pregnancy and give appropriate care. This makes death from ectopic pregnancy the third biggest killer of pregnant women in the UK after thromboembolism and hypertensive disorders. we were unaware of EPF at the time so our goal is to make the charity more well known in the UK so other couples will have support and all women and men will be aware of the symptoms early on.

The ectopic pregnancy foundation is a charity organisation set up by a group of National Health Service (NHS) doctors to help give advice about this distressing condition that affects up to 1 in 100 pregnancies. They provide advice for both the medical profession and the general public, in the form of the website and a 24 hour telephone advice line. EPF needs funds to support its activity and ambitions. Funding is required for hosting the website, providing the 24 hour patient helpline, mailshots to A&E departments, equipment to train gynaecologists in managing ectopic pregnancies and administrative support to run the organisation. All the trustees, faculty and international resident advisors are honorary and receive no financial reward and give their time freely. They do not have any governmental support.

PLEASE DIG DEEP AND SUPPORT EPF BY SPONSORING ME TO COMPLETE THE BRISTOL HALF MARATHON TO REACH £1,000 OR MORE. THANK YOU

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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