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#BakeItBetter for Great Ormond Street Hospital

#BakeItBetter for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Over at the Silver Linings Kindness Hub, I’ve been helping Great Ormond Street Hospital promote their latest fundraising campaign, #BakeItBetter, which takes place between 17-23 October. I thought it would be remiss of me not to show my support on my own blog too!

‘All Of This’: Taking the Unexpected Path

My mum said something to me yesterday that really made me think. I was sitting with my parents and Little Man in the spectator stands at Gateshead Stadium, cheering on the drizzle-soaked runners making a torturous circuit of the athletics track before crossing the finish […]

Support Where It’s Needed Most – for NHS England

My latest guest post for NHS England is all about the support that the voluntary sector can provide that, for many reasons, the NHS cannot. I have focused on the issue of support in pregnancy, especially in terms of pregnancy loss. The care provided by […]

Tiny Lives Film 2014

I was touched and privileged to be invited to the preview screening of the 2014 promo film for the charity Tiny Lives, which supports the Newcastle Neonatal Service by helping to fund the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. I have written […]

Give a Hug for World Prematurity Day

I love this picture. I love it because it reminds me how lucky I am. It was taken on the postnatal ward at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in September 2010, when Joseph was barely 24 hours old. 5lb 9oz of precious newborn, swamped in his […]

If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get

After raising over £1100 for Tommy’s in 2013, my husband and I have gone on to support Tiny Lives, a local North East charity which helps the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Reading about the work of the charity […]

Great North Fun

Sunday saw me finally take part in the culmination of a year of fundraising for Tommy’s – the iconic and unmatchable Great North Run. My first ever half marathon, it has been the ultimate goal of my training since I decided to go for it […]