Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Baby Race 2011 in aid of Tommys

TOMMYS-BABY-RACEWe are delighted to be supporting the Tommy’s Baby Races 2011. Tommy’s is a fantastic charity which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth and provides pregnancy health information to parents-to-be. The money raised by taking part in the Baby Races will help save babies' lives. 

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd across the line in every race will win a Buggysnuggle cosytoes! But there are also fabulous prizes for the top fundraisers from MamaBabyBliss, Boden, Jo Jo Maman and Snoozeshade, and everyone who raises sponsorship will be entered into a prize draw to win a miamoo hamper of natural products.

This year there are 5 sponsored Baby Races of 5km or 8km for mums and dads to run or power walk with their babies and pushchairs! Each event will start with an aerobic warm-up with Buggyfit (who we have mentioned in our blog before!), and everyone will receive a goody bag when they finish, plus all events have children's entertainment, so it’s a great day out for the whole family!

The 5 events are as follows:

Great Park, Windsor - 10 Sept, 10am (8k)

Pittville Park, Cheltenham - 10 Sept, 10am (4k or 8k)

Marbury Park, Northwich - 10 Sept, 10am (8k)

Preston Park, Brighton - 17 Sept, 10am (5k)

Bute Park, Cardiff - 25 Sept, 10am (8k)

It’s really straightforward to enter the Baby Race and the £14.50 entry fee includes a free t-shirt, training plan and the goody bag! Obviously the idea is that every participant raises at least £50 in sponsorship. To make this nice and easy, once you've registered, you will be directed to set up your personal fundraising page. This can then be emailed to your family and friends so that they can sponsor you securely and quickly online. You can add a photo and a personal message to your page and create a special 'Thank You' email to everyone who sponsors you.

The minimum £50 sponsorship is enough to pay for a midwife to answer calls for two hours, speaking to up to 20 worried mums-to-be. If 200 runners raised £50, this would bring in a staggering £10,000, an amount that could help fund a research assistant on a clinical trial. We all know someone who has suffered the trauma of a miscarriage and Tommy’s is doing vital research into why this happens, so come on, lets get our running shoes on and support a fantastic cause!

We really hope you’ll give it a go, 5km isn’t too taxing (especially if you walk it!) and your kids will have a lovely day out! Please send us in any photos of you taking part and GOOD LUCK!

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