Tommy’s fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth as well as providing health information to parents. That’s why fundraisers like this year’s 8th Splashathon are so important. With the charity hoping to raise over £1 million pound with the support of Water Babies and good old Peppa Pig.
1 in 4
Every year, 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. I was that one in four. Water Babies and Tommy’s are committed to reducing this unacceptable statistic that devastates families (like mine) up and down the country.
I’m very lucky to have my two little rainbow babies; Theon 2 and Penelope 1. But, it was almost 4 years ago to the day that I first became a mum. For 14 weeks I carried our first child and although we never met, the pain of losing them still flutters through me on a daily basis. Being able to raise awareness for a charity like Tommy’s has been of great comfort to me. To know that they believe that one loss is one too many and that collectively we can help to save other babies’ lives.
How To Get Involved
To support this year’s Splashathon, you can donate online, and don’t forget to share the Water Babies special swimming style quiz to spread the word. If you’re already attending Water Babies, ask you class leader about how to join a Splashathon class – there’s going to be lots of fun with a Peppa Pig Pirates and Princesses-themed class, and a challenge to swim a whole width, along with lots of other splashy fun!
We’ve worked with Water Babies before! They’re a great organisation who’s main focus is to help increase family water confidence and safety. So, what are you waiting for? Pirates, princesses and Peppa Pig fans unite! Let’s raise a whole load of vital research money and much needed awareness one splash at a time.