July is Group B Strep Awareness Month, an annual campaign to highlight the importance of group B Strep awareness, education and research.
During Group B Strep Awareness Month we aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for Group B Strep education and prevention.
Tragically, many families first hear about group B Strep after their baby is seriously ill with GBS meningitis, sepsis or pneumonia.
You can make sure more families hear about group B Strep so they can take action to protect their newborn baby.
Join us this July to raise awareness, raise money and save lives.
What is Group B Strep?
How can I get involved?
We want to reach out to as many new and expectant parents as possible and get them talking to their health professionals about group B Strep.
Please like and share our videos and posts on our social media channels throughout July, use the hashtag #GBSAM2021.
Please share your experiences of group B Strep on your social media channels, using the hashtag #GBSAM2021 (and do tag us too!).
Share your story
Poppy developed septicaemia due to late-onset group B Strep infection. Mum Victoria had not heard of group B Strep and felt sick and guilty. Poppy spent a week in Great Ormand Street hospital and made a full recovery. She is now a big sister to brother Leo.
Victoria is just one of the many families we support every day and you can read her story here.
If you or someone you love has been affected by group B Strep and want to share your story, we’d love to hear from you. Telling your stories of how group B Strep has affected you is hugely powerful and highlights why awareness is so important.
We will share stories throughout the month of July on social media.
Fundraise for us
Put the ‘fun’ into fundraising while raising funds for vital support and information. Raise money and save lives from the comfort of your own home.
We have lots of fun ideas waiting just for you, click here for lots of different ways you can get involved from the comfort of your own home.
Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:
3000 Squats in July Challenge
Get active at home this July and take on 3000 squats in aid of Group B Strep Support. Join our private Facebook group to get involved.
Got a question?
If you have any questions please contact the team on 0330 120 079 firstname.lastname@example.org