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Sam Davies

SCAYNES HILL CONCERT: ‘MUSIC FOR A SUMMER’S EVENING’ On a delightful summer evening at the start of July, St Augustine’s Church in Scaynes Hill was filled with the sounds of flutes, clarinets, recorders and a vocal solo as young local musicians had the opportunity to entertain their families and friends with a wide-ranging repertoire of classical and contemporary pieces. The concert, organised by two local music teachers, Sam Davies and Caroline Furnell, was a sell-out, with the proceeds being divided equally between St Augustine’s Church and Group B Strep Support, a locally-based charity. During the interval, the audience were able to enjoy refreshments and a terrific selection of cakes and scones donated by parents and members of the church. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T12:50:37+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Caroline Gordon

Caroline writes "Our son, Beni, was born in August 2016 and he spent almost 6 weeks in hospital being treated for group b strep meningitis and septicemia. He was so poorly a doctor told us he probably will not survive and if he did he'd be brain damaged. He had an MRI scan and it confirmed that Beni had a small amount of damage at the back of his brain and that he'd had a bleed to the brain too. Beni was so brave and he fought so hard to stay with us and after 36 days in hospital he was allowed to come home. Not only did he beat the infection but he is a happy and thriving [...]

By | 2017-06-06T12:07:14+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Birthday e-Cards

Group B Strep Support e-Cards - Birthday Our eCards are free to use and will save you the cost of sending cards via the post. We will, however, provide you with the option to make a donation to help support our work. By making a donation you will help us to help affected families, and raise awareness so that more babies are protected from preventable GBS infections. They are a fabulous way to send a message to your friends and loved ones on any special occasion. So don't delay send an e-Card today! [ecard]   [ecard_counter]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:31+00:00 October 11th, 2016|e-Cards|0 Comments

Christmas eCards

Group B Strep Support e-Cards - Christmas Our eCards are free to use and will save you the cost of sending cards via the post. We will, however, provide you with the option to make a donation to help support our work. By making a donation you will help us to help affected families, and raise awareness so that more babies are protected from preventable GBS infections. They are a fabulous way to send a message to your friends and loved ones on any special occasion. So don't delay send an e-Card today! [ecard] [ecard_counter]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:38+00:00 October 7th, 2016|e-Cards|0 Comments

General eCards

Group B Strep Support e-Cards - General Our eCards are free to use and will save you the cost of sending cards via the post. We will, however, provide you with the option to make a donation to help support our work. By making a donation you will help us to help affected families, and raise awareness so that more babies are protected from preventable GBS infections. They are a fabulous way to send a message to your friends and loved ones on any special occasion. So don't delay send an e-Card today! [ecard] [ecard_counter]

By | 2017-01-11T18:39:38+00:00 October 6th, 2016|e-Cards|0 Comments

Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins completed his first Half Marathon in memory of his daughter Bethany. Matt writes "I ran in a time of 2hrs 14mins, which I'm very proud of as it's my first Half Marathon. The weather was great and the atmosphere was amazing! So, Why did I take on the challenge of the Basingstoke Half Marathon? I lost my daughter Bethany Grace to GBS in 2010 when she was just 2 days old. I want GBS information to be readily available to all pregnant women and their families so they are aware of GBS, as we had never heard of this. The pain I experienced during and after the Half Marathon will pass, unlike the pain of losing the a [...]

By | 2016-10-06T11:12:22+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Lloyd and Nicola

Lloyd and Nicola had such an amazing time fundraising for Group B Strep Support by taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon. Lloyd writes "Well what can I say... That was a fantastic experience for Nik and myself! The weather was great if anything too warm. We did it in 2 hours and 31mins which we are over the moon with! We have smashed our £200 target and we are now at over £400. Our main motivation has been that if the money we raise will stop one family going through the pain of finding out about GBS after a baby is born rather than being aware of it before hand then the pain we have been through today will [...]

By | 2016-10-04T09:39:31+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Rachel and Jason’s Kent Coastal Half Marathon

In memory of their nephew Edward-Gili, Rachel and Jason took on the Kent Coastal Half Marathon on the 4 September 2016. Rachel writes "My husband and I were running the Kent Coastal Half Marathon in memory of our nephew Edward Gili who tragically died at 9 days old in June 2014 after contracting a Group B Strep infection during birth. Since then our ‘sister in law’ and brother (Fiona and Scott) have been doing an amazing job tirelessly campaigning and raising awareness of Group B Strep and we want to give our support and show how proud we are of them both and Edward Gili. This was a real challenge for me as until 4 months ago I had never [...]

By | 2016-09-15T12:32:20+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

Liesl really enjoyed taking part in the Great North Run on Sunday, 11 September 2016. She writes "After having said to many times I want to have at least run the Great North Run, I decided to enter the ballot and if it was meant to be I would get in. Well.....Sunday the 11th  September was the result! It was a lovely (very warm!!) day, but the atmosphere was amazing and all the support of the people on the side the whole way to the finish line was fantastic! I would like to point out though that the training up to Sunday for me was the biggest commitment and hardest part. Of course its all about the big day but to be able [...]

By | 2016-09-13T11:38:08+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Josh Whiteman

Josh writes "On Friday 5th August my team took part in an obstacle course over a swamp to raise money for this great charity. We wanted to get involved with this charity as one of my team members actually used the services and wanted to give something back. This was a challenging (and messy!!) event which pushed us out of our comfort zone to not only raise money and awareness for the charity but also increase team building. I love that Nationwide Building Society support such events by dedicating 14 paid hours a year to each employee to get involved in the local community either through fundraising or volunteering. I loved taking part in the ‘swamp obstacle course’ because it [...]

By | 2016-09-06T11:11:36+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments