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The Sands Challenge Series is a set of endurance events I will complete in 2013 to help raise much needed awareness and funds for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.  

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies' lives. Every day in the UK, 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth - that's over 6,500 a year and is one of the highest stillbirth rates in Europe. 

The challenge will start in April with a 65-mile cycle from London to Brighton, followed by two longer distance sportives in May and July - the 120-Mile Somerset Gran Fondo and the 120-mile overnight Dunwich Dynamo - ending with the Great South Run in Southsea, Portsmouth in October.  

Find out more at www.nathanperrott.com

 

Some Key Facts

- 17 babies die every day in the UK (11 are stillbirths, 6 are neonatal deaths) over 6,500 baby deaths a year - the equivalent of 16 jumbo jets crashing every year with no survivors.

- Ten times more babies are stillborn than die of cot death every year in the UK.

- The stillbirth rate has remained almost unchanged for the past 10 years. (CMACE)

- The UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates when compared to similar high income countries. (The Lancet Medical Journal, Stillbirth Series, April 2011: Britain ranked 33rd out of 35 similar countries, ie second from bottom).

- 1 in every 200 babies are stillborn in the UK

- 1 in every 300 babies born in the UK die in the first four weeks of life

- For over half of all stilllbirths the cause remains unexplained. These babies are born perfectly formed, with no clear reason why they died. We need to understand what is causing these deaths.

- The majority of unexplained stillbirths are in pregnancies that were previously considered low risk. We need better ways to identify babies who are at risk.

- 1 in 5 stillborn babies is much smaller than they should be, yet we have no good method to detect these babies in the womb and act to deliver them before they die.

- Stillbirth is when a baby is born dead after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy

- Neonatal death is when a baby is born alive but dies within the first 28 days of life

Raising money for

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Charity Registration No. 299679 & SC042789

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.

Donations 156

Secret Santa donation

Donation by Anonymous on 21/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Grandma on 17/11/13

£10.00

great,well done

Donation by Steve Baker on 16/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I meant to give this to Helen at Chloe's birthday. Well done, the amount of money you've raised is amazing. Neil, Caroline and Amelia x

Donation by Neil Baynes on 03/11/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

From Chloe and Dylan and all their generous friends xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 07/10/13

£440.00

+ £110.00 Gift Aid

Donation from Matt Doyle for selling his birthday Champagne to 2 tipsy colleagues. Nice one Matt!

Donation by Nathan on 06/09/13

£20.00

Great job on the Dunwich Dynamo

Donation by From Liz Day on 11/08/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donations from the soft drinks for July

Donation by AIA Worldwide on 31/07/13

£102.00

Top work old man

Donation by Jay & Kay on 21/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with all the events!!

Donation by Anonymous on 20/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

What an amazing effort for a very worthwhile cause! We feel like we came very close to being in your situation without second daughter and really feel for you. All the best for the future.

Donation by Gemma & Scott, friend of Graham Steele on 20/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Baird on 19/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Nath, amazing effort! You have done such a good job of raising awareness as well. Good luck for your next challenge.

Donation by Claire & James x on 19/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic challenge to set yourself, and for such a deserving cause. Well done. x

Donation by Julie Towner on 19/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Nathan

Donation by Jenny Bolt on 19/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and well done Nathan.

Donation by Lindsay Brunsdon on 19/07/13

£10.00

Well done Nathan. From KT x

Donation by Katherine Milvain on 19/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Justin on 19/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You are awesome Nath! I wish all the luck in the world! xx

Donation by Lucy Osman on 19/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/07/13

Money raised through a cake sale & donations. Thank you to all at Marketform! x

Donation by Jen on 14/07/13

£377.00

Amazing effort and a brilliant cause! xx

Donation by Edel & Andy on 11/07/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/07/13

£83.89

+ £20.97 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£6,431.85
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£35.00
  • Total raised£6,466.85
  • Gift Aid£1,234.66

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