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Fundraising for Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2014, 13 Apr 2014

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


I am taking part in the 2014 London marathon on the 13th of April to raise money for the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation.

Ectopic pregnancy affects around 1 in 80 pregnancies in the UK. In England alone there are around 11,000 emergency admissions every year which result in an average of 5 deaths per year with many more coming close. The worrying statistic is that this figure has not changed in the past 20 years!

The actual figure of pregnancies affected is unknown but it is thought that up to 30,000 women are treated in early pregnancy units and emergency gynaecology clinics every year in the UK.

All money raised will go to the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation which was established with the aim of improving care of women with a diagnosis, or possible diagnosis, of ectopic pregnancy. They hope to reduce the morbidity and maternal mortality caused by this common condition.

For anyone who has experienced this you will understand the stress and heart ache caused not only with the condition but the complications that can arrise which in some cases can last a life time.

Thank you for your time.