Tommy’s goal is to reduce the incidence of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth which cause so much suffering to more than a quarter of all parents across the UK. Tommy’s believes that disseminating information can help to minimise the risks inherent in pregnancy whilst medical research will increase our understanding of the fundamental causes and hence lead to identifying those most at risk and treating them.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Nottingham Hospitals Charity exists to enhance patient care at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Queen’s Medical Centre, City Hospital and Ropewalk House campuses. Your donations help provide the added extras that make a real difference to our patients, such as improved facilities, specialist equipment, medical research and staff development programmes. To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Charity, please go to www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk
2013 Virgin London Marathon
21 April 2013
The Virgin London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.
Ruth’s fundraising page
Fundraiser: Ruth Thomas (Goodridge)
My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/babySam
In April, I am running the London Marathon to raise money for Tommy’s and Nottingham Hospitals Charity (Children’s Ward Appeal).
Training is going well, despite the obvious (and some not so obvious!) challenges of having recently had a baby. It’s been hard work, but the possibility in some small part of helping families who are going through such an unimaginably tough time has been an huge incentive.
My husband and I are very grateful to the medical staff at Nottingham’s QMC and City hospitals for all the help they gave us when our little boy was born last year and the subsequent couple of months when Samuel and I needed further hospital treatment/stays to get him to the healthy little baby he is now.
For our friends who have sadly lost babies during pregnancy, I have also chosen to run for Tommy’s.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
I have my own place for the London Marathon (I entered before I knew I was pregnant!) so all money will go directly to the charities.
PS. Thank you to the following companies who have very kindly donated prizes to the Parent and Baby Raffle being held at the Poppy and Pint, West Bridgford (tickets available shortly!):
MamaBabyBliss – http://www.mamababybliss.com/
Puddleducks Nottinghamshire – http://www.puddleducks.com/
Buzz Ceramics – www.buzzceramics.co.uk/
Nottingham Baby Sensory – http://www.babysensory.com/
Mum’s Helping Hands – http://www.mumshelpinghands.com/