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Alice Urrutia – Year of Fundraising

Alice Urrutia’s beautiful niece sadly passed away on the 2nd January 2018 after contracting group B Strep infection, she was just 5 days old.  Alice and her family were determined to stop this from happening to other families, so set out to raise as much as possible by holding a variety of fundraising events during 2018. Alice said: “The 2nd January 2018 was the worst day of my family’s life, the day my precious and beautiful niece Amber passed away at 5 days old. She had contracted GBS before she was born, and it was something none of us had even heard of. The hardest thing was seeing the pain and suffering my sister and her partner were going [...]

By |2019-03-06T09:54:02+00:00March 6th, 2019|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Digital Content Officer

We are looking for a Digital Content Officer to join our small team based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Our digital presence is crucial to achieving our mission to stop group B Strep infection in babies, as well as providing detailed information to support our online community. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will lead on developing and implementing our digital strategy. You will have proven experience in planning, creating and delivering content across multiple platforms as well as the ability to work as an integral part of a small and busy team. You will be flexible and adaptable, with an extensive knowledge of digital media and emerging trends. You will have excellent communication skills with previous [...]

By |2019-03-05T15:31:10+00:00March 5th, 2019|Latest News, Work for us|0 Comments

You’re almost there!

Thank you for signing up to our Marathon in a Month campaign, you're a couple steps away from completing your registration. We've partnered with GivePenny for this campaign - the #1 connected giving platform. You now need to set up your GivePenny Challenge page. To do this, go to our Marathon in a Month GivePenny page and click the orange 'Join' button. You can then share your challenge with your friends and family so they can sponsor you to help you reach your target of £100, giving you extra motivation to clock up your 26.2 miles during April. Click here for a step by step guide to setting up your GivePenny page. From then on, every mile you complete from [...]

By |2019-03-01T14:30:13+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alison Kirk Challenge Events

Alison took on the Brighton Marathon, The Cotswold 100km Ultra Challenge and a triathlon in memory of her daughter Millie and raised over £1500 for Group B Strep Support. Alison writes "I lost my Millie to Group B Streptococcus in March 2000. It's the UK's most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and of meningitis in babies under age 3 months. On average in the UK, at least-two babies a day develop a group B Strep infection -one baby a week dies from their GBS infection, and-one baby a week survives with long-term disabilities – physical, mental or both. Yet most group B Strep infections are preventable. Group B Strep Support informs families & health [...]

By |2018-11-23T12:47:11+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

The Big GBSS Bake Sale

Holding a Big GBSS Bake Sale fundraiser is easy. Dig out all your favourite baking recipes, invite some friends and family over or gather your work colleagues and get baking – it’s as simple as that! Where do I host a sale? Whether you take part at home, work or school, it’s an easy way to raise awareness and funds and it's a good way to catch up over a cuppa while enjoying some delicious festive treats. When do I host a sale? Anytime that suits! How do I host a Gig GBSS Bake Sale? Click on the sign up button below.  When you sign up for The Big GBSS Bake Sale we will e-mail you our fundraising guide [...]

By |2018-11-23T12:24:42+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big Fun Run

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. The runs are suitable for all the family, it’s about mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress and a fantastic fun mix. The Big Fun Run series is strictly for FUN, no times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs.  There really is something for everyone at a Big Fun Run! Date: Any date, any time Location: Various UK locations Registration fee:  From £5 Fundraising pledge: Raise as much as you can We will [...]

By |2018-11-23T12:23:59+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Skydive

Get a different view of the world.  Ever wanted to experience the rush of a skydive as you freefall from over 10,000 feet at up to 120 mph? No experience is required. Date: Any date, any time Location: Anywhere Registration fee:  £50 - £70 Fundraising pledge:  £400 We will be with you every step of the way: Dedicated fundraising and training support, including a fundraising pack and regular updates Your own GBSS t-shirt or vest Own place Group B Strep Support works with Skyline for their skydive. You choose the date and location to suit you. All you have to do is raise £400 and you won’t have to [...]

By |2018-11-23T12:23:19+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tough Mudder

This is a challenging event, but with a huge sense of achievement and a lot of fun along the way.  What an awesome way to raise money for Group B Strep Support.  Whether it’s a 5K full of fun, the new 8-10 mile Classic challenge or taking on one of the competitive series events, Tough Mudder has the best obstacle-packed courses on the planet - and they're waiting for you. Date: Any date, any time Location: Anywhere Fundraising Pledge: Raise as much as you can! We will be with you every step of the way: Dedicated fundraising and training support, including a fundraising pack and regular updates [...]

By |2018-11-23T12:22:35+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overseas Challenges

Year Round  in various locations Take on an overseas adventure for Group B Strep Support. The hard part will be choosing which one of these events to sign up for. Whether your dream is to trek the Sahara, cycle Vietnam to Cambodia or conquer the Great Wall of China, there's something for everyone. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and call the Events Team on 01444 416176 to book your adventure today!

By |2018-11-23T12:21:56+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Swims

Since its first event in 2008, The Great Swim Series has grown into the largest open water swimming event series in the UK. With 22,000 competitors and 50,000 spectators, the series aims to challenge, engage and activate swimmers of all levels. For ten years Great Swim has provided thousands of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging and safe events, whatever their age or ability. So whether it’s your first time or you’re looking for your next adventure, get out of the pool and take the plunge with Great Swim today. Date: Various Location: Various Registration Fee: Various Fundraising Pledge: Raise as much as you can We will be [...]

By |2018-11-23T12:20:54+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments