Michelle Burke is our trainer for Gillingham, Gravesham and Medway and has been helping out with a local campaign to raise funds to get a local three year old boy to America for vital treatment to help fight a rare form of cancer he is suffering from. Michelle heard about the local campaign and was spurred on to turn one of her buggyfit classes into a fundraising class and donate all proceeds to the campaign. Her actions picked up a small clipping in the local paper:
Claire McMillan, our buggyfit Reading trainer has been helping out in raising monies for a great cause, The Amelia’s Miracle campaign which is raising money for Amelia, three who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour last month so she can go to Texas for treatment. Her mum Chantal and Amelia, once attended Claire’s buggyfit classes so she has been helping out by putting on a free class, with all donations going to the campaign.
Please read in more detail all about the Amelia’s Miracle campaign and what Claire McMillan has been up to in the month of March:
Take a look and read in more detail the review that one of Kelly Bassett’s buggyfit mums did on her and her buggyfit class that she attends….it also went to print in the hard copy of the magazine which is one of the biggest city weekly magazines in Europe! Well done Kelly Bassett
Our very own Poole buggyfit trainer Tessa Goddard has gone and got herself some press coverage in the Dorset and Bournemouth Echo, the main newspaper for both areas.
Her buggyfit class are currently training for Poole’s Hospital buggy push which is helping to raise money for the maternity unit there.
To read more of the article please go to: http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9637148.New_mums_warm_up_for_Poole_Hospital_buggy_push/
To find out more information on the Poole Hopsital buggy push please go to: http://www.poole.nhs.uk/fundraising/events_diary.asp
On Friday 16 March 2012, we here at buggyfit HQ and a couple of our buggyfit trainers Maggie Fordham (one of our Cambridge trainers) and Emma Dart (our Cheshire trainer) were all invited to the Landmark Hotel in London for the Tommy’s Let Get Baby Friendly Awards. It was a great day, but with mixed emotion as tributes were paid to the friends, families who have offered support to those who have suffered pregnancy complications or the loss of a baby. The day started with a lovely drinks reception (always a welcome break for us buggyfitters), followed by a delicious lunch and ending with the baby friendly company awards which recognise the companies making a real difference to families lives, ensuring parents needs are met. There were a handful of celebrities attending the awards too, all of which presented the awards to the winning companies and to the friends and families and brave children who had all been supported by Tommys great work through their tough and sad times. We had the lovely Kirsten O’Brien on our table and after lunch the buggyfit gang went searching for a few snaps with all the other celebrities to remember the day by…
Tommys and buggyfit are joining forces again with the baby races this year to raise more funds to support all the great work they do which was showcased at this event, so please take a look at Tommys website for further details on all the races and to sign up to your nearest one.