Sadly during July, 43 babies will develop an early-onset GBS infection. Thanks to your support, awareness of group B Strep is at an all-time high in the UK, but there’s still more to be done.
July’s Group B Strep Awareness Month is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get involved. This year, we particularly want to raise awareness of the new group B Strep information leaflet and make sure one gets to every single pregnant woman in the UK.
Here are just some of the ways you can get involved and help us reach that goal and support Group B Strep Awareness Month:-
Whether you want to find out more for yourself or you’re keen to raise awareness in your community or workplace, our GBS Awareness Pack covers all the facts about group B Strep in pregnancy and babies. You can order a set of our free group B Strep awareness posters and leaflets and ask if you can put them up in your local GP surgery/ workplace/ shop/ in your community to help raise awareness of group B Strep and of our work.
You can also buy your GBS Supporter Pack which includes an enamel badge, pen, car sticker, wristbands, and a collection box from our online shop.
Hold a Big GBSS Bake Sale
We all love a slice of cake, especially when it’s raising money for charity. Dig out your favourite baking recipes, invite some friends and family over or create a buzz at work and get baking.
The money you raise will be the perfect icing on the cake – ask for donations for tasty treats, get competitive with a bake off or why not rustle up a raffle?
We want every pregnant woman to be asking their health professionals for a copy of the NEW patient information leaflets. Before Group B Strep Awareness month even starts we would like your help it get off to a flying start – please sign up to our Thunderclap today.
Once #GBSAM18 is underway, please help us reach that goal by sprucing up your Facebook and Twitter header images and profile pictures. It’s a quick and easy way to help us reach more women – a Tweet or Facebook post can go a long way.
We’ve created header images for Facebook and Twitter and, whether you’re sharing our Fact-a-day posts or your fundraising ideas, let us know what you’re up to using the hashtag #GBSAM18 and #GBSaware. We’ll share lots during the month!
Take part in a Strep B Stomp
The Strep B Stomp is a fun walk or run (or even a swim or cycle) to raise money to stop life-threatening group B Strep infection in babies and to raise awareness about group B Strep amongst pregnant women and families. Find a venue near you or take part in our New for 2018 Virtual Strep B Stomp.
When you need information or support, we are hear for you.
It is costing us £35,000 to print 750,000 leaflets – enough for every pregnant woman in the UK. A donation of just £10 could give 200 mums the information they need to protect their unborn babies. Help us reach more women this Group B Strep Awareness Month #GBSAM18.
Share your story
Rebecca is just ONE of the many families we support every day.
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 our stories of how group B Strep has affected us is hugely powerful and brings home the reason why awareness is so important. We will share these stories throughout the month of July on our social media platforms.
We’re here to help you with whatever you need for Group B Strep Awareness Month. We’ll send you everything you need when you sign up to make more #GBSaware. If you can’t find what you need, please call us on 01444 416176 or email us at [email protected]