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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


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

Lee Hutton Sings Buble

“Feeling Good” for Group B Strep Awareness of Group B Strep was being raised by 14 year old twins, Hannah and Will Leighton, who helped to organise the Lee Hutton Sings Buble event at Alsager Golf and Country Club on Friday, 5 October. Hannah was very poorly with a group B Strep infection shortly after being born by caesarean section in March 2004, her twin Will was fine.  Their Mum, Sue Leighton, is now our Ambassador for Cheshire and Staffordshire. The “Buble” evening was a collaboration between two charities, GBSS and the Jack Dulson Memorial Fund.  Information relating to the bacterial infections group B Strep and Staph aureus was presented to the 80 guests who attended.  Jack was [...]

By |2018-10-12T08:52:03+00:00October 5th, 2018|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Kirsty Hartley Skydive 2018

Kirsty nearly lost her son Elliott to Early onset Group B Strep infection at birth and he also suffered a Late onset Group B Strep infection at 3 weeks old. She was totally unaware of this preventable infection until it happened. Kirsty writes "Thankfully we were the lucky ones and Elliott is now a happy healthy 3 and a half year old.  I feel so proud of what I have achieved. It was always a dream of mine to jump from a plane (yes I’m crazy!) but to do it knowing I have raised this much awareness is absolutely incredible. I feel like what we went through with Elliott’s birth and the late onset Group B Strep has had a [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:34:29+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Fundraisers' Events|0 Comments

Fighting to prevent GBS deaths in newborn babies

Brave parents, Dan & Birgitta Hobster, share the heartbreaking story of baby Natalie's death from group B Strep meningitis with ITV's This Morning's Dr Chris Steele MBE. You can watch the 7-minute piece by clicking here. After the show, Dan said, “One year ago, Birgitta and I thought we’d be spending our time with our beautiful daughter, Natalie, rather than campaigning on TV for GBS screening. The preventable loss of a child has been devastating for our family, as it has been for many others. The current policy is costing money and it’s costing lives. It’s time to screen for Strep B.” If you can, please support their fundraising page here.

By |2019-01-08T10:38:46+00:00August 8th, 2018|Latest News, Media coverage|0 Comments