Grace writes “The day I found out my daughter Violet Esme was going to be born with no heartbeat at 42 weeks’ pregnant during labour in October 2017 was the day my own heart was shattered.
Since Violet was born, I have been determined to raise as much awareness as possible around stillbirths and group B Strep. In memory of Violet, this July I will be walking Mount Snowdon to raise vital funds for Group B Strep Support. This will be a massive achievement for me and something I can add to my challenges in memory of Violet! Last year we set up a fund called ‘Violets Wishes.’ We raised over £1800 which was divided between our chosen charities of Group B Strep Support, SANDS and our local birth centre. We donated two top of the range cameras to the bereavement team; the cameras are used by the midwives to capture the special moments during the birth and afterwards whilst parents stay in the suites with their babies born sleeping. Since setting up my Instagram account just after Violet was born, I wanted to reach out and speak to other parents walking the same path as me. It’s really heart-breaking to see that lots more parents have gone through a similar loss but in such a devastating time we have all become each other’s support. In memory of all the babies gone to soon I will be taking all the babies’ names up to the top of Mount Snowdon with me including our beautiful daughter’s! In return I am asking for a small donation of just £1 for each name which will be placed on to my banner. I know all the funds will help Group B Strep Support and the other chosen charities with continuing the fantastic work they do and help bereaved parents like us! I’m really excited to complete this challenge, making my daughter and all the other babies taken too soon proud!”
If you would like to support Grace and her fundraising then please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grace-banham-3
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