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Running the Edinburgh marathon for Tommy's, the baby charity because Everyone deserves to know why

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  • Event: Edinburgh Marathon Festival Full Marathon 2019, 26 May 2019

Tommy's, the baby charity

We fund research into pregnancy problems to save babies' lives

Charity Registration No. 1060508

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

In August 2017 my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child. We were ecstatic. We met our community midwife and everything was going well. On the 31st October we went for our twelve week scan, nothing can describe the feeling of looking at the empty screen where your twelve week old baby should be. We were told perhaps our dates were wrong and to come back a week later but we knew our little baby wasn't ready to join us, they were with us for just six weeks. My wife never had a natural miscarriage, for reasons unknown her body continued to think it was pregnant. Two weeks after we found out my wife underwent surgery to allow us to say goodbye, the staff at Musgrove hospital were amazing.

1 in 4 women suffer a miscarriage and the reasons are still so unknown. Tommy's work effortlessly to fund research into miscarriages, still births and premature births. Without this research countless women will continue to hear the words "it wasn't meant to be" "it's just one of those things" "you're just unlucky this time". No one should have to hear those words, it doesn't help, it's doesn't answer the thousandsof questions, and it certainly doesn't explain why! 

This is why I am running the Edinburgh Marathon and why I am asking for your support and donations to help fund this amazing charity. 

Any help is greatly appreciated and I'll see you at the finish line!

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