Jayne Cobbing

Charity

Tamba, Twins and Multiple Births Association
The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) is the only UK charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. Our campaigns, research and support services directly help thousands of parents and professionals meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.
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Jayne Cobbing's fundraising page

Fundraiser: 
Jayne Cobbing

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JayneCobbing

The fact that you have clicked on my page must mean you are considering sponsoring me! Let me tell you now why that's such a great idea!  :-)

I've never been a great runner but after our twin boys were born I decided I had to shift the 3 stone of stubborn baby weight and running ticked all of the boxes as an effective weight loss tool. Improving by the week I decided i needed a little goal so why not do a marathon! I clearly got carried away with my abilities as one evening with nothing better to do I applied to enter the London marathon. I'll never get in anyway…or so I thought. I submitted my application and thought no more of it. That was until I received an acceptance letter in early October telling me 'YOU’RE IN'!!! I sobbed like a baby as my timing was PERFECT!... It coincided with TAMBA's Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) appeal.

There couldn't be an appeal closer to my heart as at 17 weeks pregnant our twin boys were diagnosed with TTTS. As we suffered watching their condition deteriorate over the weeks ahead, we were suddenly told to 'prepare for the worst'. Yet nothing could have prepared us for sitting helpless in our consultant’s office and hearing those words. We spent the months ahead not knowing if we would ever get to hold our precious sweethearts whom we had grown to love so much already.  Our little boys hung on until week 34 when we welcomed them into the world, healthy and with no obvious health issues. Not a day passes when I don't thank whoever is in charge upstairs for our beautiful boys Lawrence & Alexander. I know we were extremely lucky.  

TTTS is a rare but life-threatening condition that affects about 10-15% of identical twins that share a placenta. If left untreated 90% of babies are likely to die.  Even with treatment, around 20% of surviving babies are likely to be disabled or have a long-term condition.

Currently there is too little research conducted looking at the most effective treatments for TTTS in the short or longer term. To address the lack of research, TAMBA are partnering with St George's hospital to set up a UK-wide registry of all TTTS pregnancies, their treatments and outcomes. TAMBA's TTTS campaign aims to raise £30k. My target is £3k. Please, please sponsor me today, even if it's a small amount, it all adds up. By sponsoring me today you will help families facing this terrifying and often fatal disease. I am hugely grateful for every penny I receive.

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Jayne x

Recent donors

08.05.15 Hi Jayne I am Mel's Mum,well done for completing such a gruelling run! Such a good cause.

08.05.15

05.05.15 Congrats!

01.05.15 Congrats on running the London Marathon - fantastic achievement for such a great cause. From fellow twin parents whose 3 year old girls survived TTTS

30.04.15 Heh Jayne, Well done on completing the marathon! I am in awe of you! What a great cause. Sorry for late sponsor as have been poorly. Take care. Stephanie (twins group)

27.04.15 Welcome to the Marathon Club. It is nice here.

26.04.15 Good luck

26.04.15 Good luck! Your story is very similar to our own - we have two healthy 5 year olds now but we know we were the lucky ones...

26.04.15 Enjoy the day, such an achievement and a very good cause.

26.04.15 Good luck gorgeous girl, so, so proud of you!! Can't wait to see that mahoosive smile when you cross the line xxxx

25.04.15 To my Darling Bear! I'm so so proud of you doing the London marathon and raising all this money for our cause. Just think of our little boys when the going gets tough. You've done the hard work in training, just enjoy it now! I love you so much, Bear xxxx

25.04.15 Good Luck Jayne, I have identical twin boys aged 2yrs. I have no idea how you've managed to look after twins and train for the Marathon! Well done, hope you enjoy it x

25.04.15 I wish you all the best of luck! Ali Gillard has been a v v good friend of mine for several years and her boys had some amazing help felt so happy that it all worked out for them and they have 2 v healthy, bright gorgeous boys!!! Lol xxx

25.04.15 Good luck Jayne! Such an amazing thing you're doing!! xx

25.04.15 Good luck - great cause. Saw you were doing this via TAMBA

25.04.15 Good Luck! You can do it!!!

25.04.15 I brought Isobel & Millie to twins club after Amy's op & met you & your lovely boys. Happy running tomorrow. Lynda xxx

24.04.15 Go for it!

24.04.15 Jayne, as grandmother to Laura Stevens's twins, I know how important the work of TAMBA is and making more people aware of early diagnosis of bronchiolitis. Good luck with your run! xx

24.04.15 Good Luck Jayne with your Marathon.The pain is only temporary but pride lasts forever.I have little girls who will be nine on Sunday & I am running my first marathon in September.

24.04.15 Best of Luck Jane! Great cause and well done on spreading awareness!

24.04.15 Fantastic what you're doing - good luck

24.04.15 Heard about this via TAMBA - very happy to support you - good luck for Sunday!

24.04.15 Here's to little twin boys!! Good luck.

24.04.15 Good luck with the run

£3,005.00

Running total

Target:
£3,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£3,535.75
Total donors:
92
Last donor:
Suzanne Anderman
08.05.15  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00