Become a Friend of Group B Strep Support
GBSS friends are really important to us – they ensure we can continue to provide information materials, support services including our Helpline, awareness-raising campaigns and much more. Knowing that the charity has regular donations from our friends helps us plan for the future, knowing we have income that we can rely on. Please become a GBSS Friend today and become part of a growing charity.
Our continuing work relies on continuing support from people like you. You can become a Friend of Group B Strep Support by supporting us with as little as £2 per month.
If you would like to become a Friend of Group B Strep Support, working together with us to eradicate group B Strep infection in babies and to support families affected, we’d love to hear from you. To donate monthly or annually, you can set up a standing order via your bank, please click here to download our standing order form or email [email protected] for the details.
Alternatively you can set up monthly donations via JustGiving by clicking here. If you choose to make a one off donation or become a Friend in this way, please ensure you fill in your name, so we can contact you to say thanks.
Kat and baby Jack
During her pregnancy, Kat had a swab that came back showing she was carrying group B Strep. Sadly, Kat’s midwife gave her very little information on group B Strep, and left Kat worried about her baby.
As Kat says,
“I was terrified. I cried. I didn’t know what this meant but I knew it was bad”
Fortunately, Kat came across Group B Strep Support when searching online for answers:
“If it hadn’t have been for Group B Strep Support, I would not have had anywhere to turn for good factual information and for that I am always grateful.”
Kat went into labour on Christmas Day, and laboured so quickly she didn’t have time for the recommended antibiotics. Jack was born at home, and taken straight to hospital and then to the Special Care Baby Unit, where he was diagnosed with early-onset group B Strep infection. Jack was admitted and given antibiotics for four days before being allowed home. The health professionals knew Kat carried group B Strep, so were able to respond quickly to the symptoms Jack was showing.
Jack’s now a happy, healthy little boy, showing no lasting effects of his dramatic start to life.
We are delighted that Jack has made such a fabulous recovery from his group B Strep infection – we continue to work to ensure parents have information on group B Strep, and that health professionals do too!