We have recently launched the 2013 Tommy’s and buggyfit baby races and to kick start the launch there was a great article in Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine. All about one of Emma’s very own buggyfit mums, Claire Duggan about her amazing story and all her charity fundraising efforts so far! As well as a wonderful plug for buggyfit classes and this years baby races. Read the article in full below and for more information or to sign up to the baby races please click here.
We joined forces with Tommy’s again this year to host 10 baby races and last weekend we had the final race which marked the end of a hugely successful fundraising campaign by Tommy’s and buggyfit.
We have just heard from Tommy’s that as of this morning (27.09.12) the total raised by all entrants stands at a fantastic £70,000. This amazing figure is more than double last years total figure and is thanks to all of the 664 people who registered and took part in the races.
Well done to all the buggyfit trainers who worked closely with Tommy’s to organise and host the amazing 10 races around the UK – well done all its a great achievement and for a fantastic cause.
To find out more information about what great work Tommy’s do please visit their website.
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:
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.
…for mums, dads and babies in their buggies.
Buggyfit and Tommys have joined forces again to organise more baby races throughout July 2012.
The baby races are 8K events you can run or power walk with your baby in their buggy. They take place in ten beautiful, child-friendly venues across the UK in July 2012. Entry is £14.50 per adult and includes a free t-shirt and goody bag after the event.
Sign up now for any of the following events – more venues to be added!
Sunday 1st July:
Saturday 7th July:
Sunday 8th July:
Saturday 14th July:
Sunday 22nd July:
About the baby races
Organised in partnership with the pre and post-natal fitness experts, Buggyfit, these are a series of 8K events for you to run or power walk with your baby in their buggy. The routes all follow paths perfect for buggies in beautiful parks. There’s an aerobic warm up to start, children’s entertainment and a bumper goody bag when you cross the finish line. You don’t even need a baby or a buggy to take part, the whole family can join in, whether walking or running and older children can cycle or scoot.
Entry is £14.50 per adult and includes a free t-shirt. We ask that you try and raise £50 in sponsorship using the online fundraising page created when you register.
Every penny you raise will go towards Tommy’s research and information programmes, which aim to prevent premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage. For more information and to sign up please visit http://www.tommys.org/babyrace.