As some of you will know last year I had an ectopic pregnancy. We sadly lost our baby and I had to have life saving surgery. It was scary and very sad but we both knew at the time just how incredibly lucky we are to live in the UK and have the NHS to provide amazing health care during pregnancy and childbirth. Not every mother-to-be in the world is that lucky and I knew at the time that during 2012 I would definitely be doing something to raise money to make pregnancy and child-birth safer for some of the world's poorest women.
Yesterday my friend contacted me about March for Mothers and I knew immediately that I would be taking part and doing my best to raise money for those women who are not as lucky as I am.
March for Mothers is a sponsored walk taking place on 17th March 2012 at Greenwich Park on Mother’s Day weekend. The aim is to raise awareness of the 340,000 women who die each year in pregnancy and childbirth whilst raising funds to help save the lives of mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries. It is being organized by Health Poverty Action.
This event is for everyone: mums, dads, children, aunties, uncles, friends... so please feel free to promote it to anyone that might be interested. Walkers can opt for a 5K or 10K distance and the route is over easy ground, ideal for mums with pushchairs and mums-to-be.
Please sign up for March for Mothers if you can or sponser someone who is if you can't take part yourself.