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Clara Collins Quiz Night

Lovely to hear all about the Pub Quiz Night from Clara Collins. Clara writes "We arranged our pub quiz night around our baby's 2nd anniversary as we decided to try and make a positive out of the week and try to do something good in his memory. I try to raise as much awareness on social media as I carried group B Strep in two pregnancies, fortunately the 2nd time round I was aware and got the antibiotics. The pub quiz night went so well. I asked our local businesses to donate some prizes and we were really over whelmed with the support, we ended up with 28 fantastic prizes! Myself, family and friends sold the tickets before the [...]

Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day

Lovely to hear all about the Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day from Lynsey and Craig in memory of their son Frankie. Lynsey writes " On Friday 14th July, the Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day was held at Aldwickbury Gold Club in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.  This year the golf day was in aid of Group B strep Support, in memory of our son Frankie. In November 2014, our son Frankie was born a healthy baby boy, however after a short while he became very ill and 4 days later he passed away.  We later found out the cause of his death was sepsis due to a GBS infection.  Since that day we have vowed to let his memory live on through [...]

Joanna Roche & Robert Drysdale in memory of Cooper

Lovely to hear all about Jo and Rob's family day in memory of their special little boy Cooper for his 1st Birthday. Jo writes "I just wanted to let you know how amazing Sunday went. We had a great turn out and raised just over £500 for our 3 chosen charities, which we would like to donate £200 to Group B Strep Support. We raised the money with guess the items in the jar, name the bear, bouncy castles, face painting, sponge game, splats the rat, sumo suits and a cake sale. It was a lovely day remembering our special little boy Cooper for his first birthday."  

Lloyds Banking Group

It was our pleasure to attend such a fabulous awareness day last Friday organised by Joe at our local Lloyds bank. Joe writes " The 19th July saw Lloyds Banking Group in Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath take part in a ‘Group B Strep Support Day’ to highlight awareness of the condition. Each team within the site decorated their area with the theme being yellow and blue or the bumble bee and lots of events took place throughout the day such as Bingo, Name the Teddy and Throwing Paper Bees into a Paper Hive. Some great decoration ideas were created by everyone onsite with the Chief Executive Jane Plumb MBE having the task of judging the areas. In addition to [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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]

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]

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]

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 [...]