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July is Group B Strep Awareness Month

This is a great opportunity to raise vital awareness of group B Strep (use #GBSaware wherever you can), and to honour the babies who had group B Strep infection. Help us raise as much awareness as possible, so that babies do not suffer preventable group B Strep infection, and to support families affected. To find out more, click here.

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:43+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Raise Awareness

Share our Group B Strep Awareness Month Facts a Day – we’ll be sharing these on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at 7am every day during July (and slightly later on Instagram). Use the hashtags #GBSaware Change your social media profile and cover pictures to show your support for Group B Strep Awareness Month. Download a Facebook Cover/Header picture Download a Twitter Cover/Header picture Download a Profile picture (works for most social media) Share something that’s important to you about group B Strep using #GBSaware Take a selfie holding a sign on which you’ve written: ‘It’s important to know…’ and then your statement. Upload your photos on your social media, tagging us on facebook, twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or Pinterest and including the hashtag #GBSaware. Or [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:49+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Pin badges & Wristbands

Wear your Group B Strep Awareness pin badge and wristband with pride! You can buy the pin badges here and wristbands here. You can also buy t-shirts (check out the larger sizes just in), polo shorts and running vests if you prefer to make a bigger impression. See the Clothing section. Wear yours during Group B Strep Awareness Month and beyond – they are great conversation starters! Click here to go back to Group B Strep Awareness Month page

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:49+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Take part in an event

You can join one of the following events which are taking place during Group B Strep Awareness Month: 1 July - 31 July -  The Big GBSS Bake Sale - Anywhere 2 July – Color Run Manchester 2 July – Comedy Night, Haywards Heath 9 Jul – Charity Summer Fair, Stallingborough, in memory of baby Faith 10 July – British 10k 2016, London 15 July – 20Th Birthday Fundraising Night, Wigan 17 July – Color Run Glasgow 17 July - Great Newham London Run 10k 23 July – Sponsored Humber Bridge Walk 23 July – Big Fun Run Brighton 24 July – Big Birthday Skydive, Northamptonshire 24 July – Big Fun Run Southampton 29 July - Bikini Walk Glasgow 30 July – Big Fun Run Birmingham 30 July - Team [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:49+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Share your story

Taking part in Group B Strep Awareness Month this year – wearing a pin, taking part in a walk, or doing a skydive? We’d love to share what you’ve done and why. You’ll help inspire others to get involved and raise greater awareness. Email your story and photos to us at info@gbss.org.uk. Your local media are likely to be interested in your Group B Strep Awareness Month event, and how group B Strep has affected you and your family. Get in touch with them – you can find more information including a template press release here. If you receive any enquiries from the press, including requests to speak with families, contact us at info@gbss.org.uk or 01444 416176. Click here to go back to Group B Strep Awareness Month page [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:50+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Donate

Please support us so we can continue our vital work. Every year, we talk to hundreds of families affected by group B Strep: on our phone helpline, on social media, in our online forums and by email. Help us continue this vital work, raising awareness and supporting those affected, by making a donation. Text GBSS02 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070 or find out other ways to donate here. You can even donate while you’re shopping through Give as you Live  for free at over 4,000 stores of your favourite retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, M&S, Argos, and more. Click here to go back to Group B Strep Awareness Month page

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:50+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Big GBSS Bake Sale

This July is an extra special time for us – it’s our 20th birthday! We are asking supporters everywhere to join in our birthday celebrations and host their own Big GBSS Bake Sale during the month of July. We’re hosting our own on Friday, 1st July and we’d love to welcome you to join the fun! Request your own Big GBSS Bake Sale Fundraising Pack here. Click here to go back to Group B Strep Awareness Month page

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:50+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Group B Strep Awareness Month|0 Comments

Andrew Harding’s PCT Hike: STOP PRESS …

I’m sorry to tell you that Andrew Harding was taken seriously ill on his PCT hike. Luckily a hiker found him & called US emergency services, who airlifted him to hospital – he was in a very bad way. After comprehensive tests, he has now been discharged and will be flying back to the UK for further investigations & to complete his recovery. We have been in touch with Andrew, especially to see how we can help. We will update you by email and on Andrew's Justgiving page when we can. Thanks you so much for your support and I know you join me in wishing Andrew a super-speedy and complete recovery. Best wishes,     Jane Plumb MBE Chief Executive, Group B [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:52+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Latest News, Pacific Crest Trail|0 Comments

Group B Strep Book of Experience

We're delighted to launch our brand new online Group B Strep Book of Experience. This is a place for families to share their personal stories of group B Strep, and how it's affected them. Mum Charlotte, has shared her family's story: "My son, Adam, was infected with early onset Group B Strep Meningitis in 2011. At 16 hours old his breathing was laboured, he was grunting, not feeding and wouldn’t stop crying. He spent three weeks in NICU on life support, in an induced coma and on everything from brain monitors to heart monitors. Nobody expected him to live but thankfully, Adam was a fighter." To read more of Adam's story, click here. Click here to share your story [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:53+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments