Becky Henderson

Jackson & Becky's fundraiser for Group B Strep Support

Fundraising for Group B Strep Support
£240
raised of £300 target
Event: Southampton Inflatables - 5k, on 20 July 2024 Start fundraising for this event
Group B Strep Support

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We educate families & health professionals to prevent devastating infections in babies

Story

Like many I had never heard of Group B Strep until the birth of my first son Jackson. Luckily our story has a happy ending, however for many others this is not the case.

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.

Currently GBS isn’t tested for on the NHS but individuals can pay to have this test privately. Unfortunately this information is often not shared with families during pregnancy. The work the charity do to educate and raise awareness is critical as well as the support they provide to families affected by GBS infection.

Group B Strep Support are making such a difference to so many families and are effecting change in the UK’s current approach to preventing Group B Strep infection to save tiny lives.

Please support us if you can in fundraising for this amazing charity.

About the charity

Group B Strep Support

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1112065
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
£240.00
+ £52.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£240.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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