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…
Emma, Natalie, Emma Kirsten and Maggie all smiling for the buggyfit camera!
buggyfit HQ with the celebrities from the day...all smiling at the buggyfit camera!
buggyfit HQ with a couple of the celebrities, smiling at the buggyfit camera!
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.
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!
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.
The Shock Absorber Women Only Run is the only event in which you can run on Richmond Park’s smooth, tarmac roads completely traffic free!
There is something for everyone with 10k, 5k and ‘Run with your Buggy’ options. What’s more, the course lends itself perfectly for friends and family to support and cheer you on.
The 650 free roaming deer and landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens and grasslands set amongst ancient trees, make Richmond Park the perfect place to get away from it all. So why not come down and run through one of London’s most picturesque locations, either with friends and family or on your own…
Once again, Buggyfit is proud to support Tommy’s and this September will be organising a series of five sponsored 8K run/power walk events across the UK for you to take part with your baby in their buggy.
Sadly one in four women in the UK will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. Tommy’s funds research into, and provides information on, the causes and prevention of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
Tommy’s know there is no experience more harrowing than losing a baby. Helping women to understand pregnancy and complications during pregnancy is at the core of what Tommy’s do. They rely on donations in order to continue to offer services such as their midwife-run Pregnancy Information Line and to further develop our research programs and clinical trials to reduce the number of stillbirths, premature births and miscarriages experienced each year.
Come join the Girls at Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2011 supported by Buggyfit
2011 marks a decade of Tesco’s support for Race for Life. To mark this celebration, in partnership, Tesco and Cancer Research UK are aiming to bring together one million women to walk, jog or run 5k at Race for Life 2011 to help raise £80 million for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work. They have enlisted the help of buggyfit to achieve this.
This summer there are over 300 Race for Life events taking place across the UK, many of which are open to mums & buggies, so there’s bound to be one near you. So whether you’ve done it before, or doing it for the first time, join the buggyfit girls have a great time together, and help raise more money than ever for this great cause.