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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

Terms & conditions ’12 days of Christmas’ GBSS quiz

We will be giving away 1 supporter pack (including postage & packaging) everyday between the 13th & 24th December (12 days). The supporter pack contains: 1x GBSS Car sticker, 1x GBSS pen, 1x GBSS pin badge, 1x GBSS wristband. You can find buy these items & more on our shop page Terms & Conditions: 1 Supporter Pack will be given away for each day’s prize draw between 13th December 2018 and 24th December 2018. Support Pack includes: 1x GBSS Car sticker, 1x GBSS pen, 1x GBSS pin badge, 1x GBSS wristband. Entry for each day’s prize draw will close at 11.59pm BST each day. Open to UK residents be aged 18 and over. Enter the prize draw by answering [...]

By |2018-12-07T13:56:48+00:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|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

Our thoughts on the news from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust

Tragically there’s been very concerning news coming from the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust investigation, where dozens more cases of poor care have been uncovered at a hospital’s maternity service. The story has been covered on the front page of the Daily Mail, the Health Service Journal and by Sky News. Two of the babies mentioned in these articles had early-onset group B Strep infection; Pippa Griffiths and Jack Burns. Tragically, both babies died. We are sad to see that simple mistakes were made, both in the care of the mothers and of the babies. We fervently hope that the Trust will learn from their mistakes to improve their maternity services going forward. We are very sad that this [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:51:59+00:00August 31st, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Group B Strep Support’s view about preventing group B Strep infection in newborn babies

In Group B Strep Support’s view, the best approach is a two-pronged approach to preventing group B Strep infections in babies: 1. Information Provision: Fully inform health professionals about group B Strep Ensure the subject is covered as part of the training in obstetrics, general practice, midwifery and health visiting, as well as part of the ongoing training. Proactively encourage health professionals to update their knowledge about group B Strep, offering an incentive for completing a training course. Informing health professionals is key – only if health professionals are fully informed themselves will they be able to provide good quality information on to the families in their care. Provide all relevant health professionals with information leaflets, setting out the pros and cons [...]

By |2017-12-11T11:52:52+00:00December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments