Tommy's goal is to reduce the incidence of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth which cause so much suffering to more than a quarter of all parents across the UK. Tommy's believes that disseminating information can help to minimise the risks inherent in pregnancy whilst medical research will increase our understanding of the fundamental causes and hence lead to identifying those most at risk and treating them.
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Pre-term birth awareness - pprom's fundrais

Little Heartbeats,

My page:

PPROM - What does this mean? - Why Research?  

Welcome to our joint fundraising page, all members have either experience PPROM or know of someone that have PPROM and there are others who believe in Tommy's baby charity & Bliss charity into the importance of raising awareness and believe in research and the importance of support, and by helping others have a healthy pregnancy.

Every one is welcome to join, you can raise anything from £10 to thousands, as every £1 helps, and the more that join, the more awareness we make of both the charities and the one of the many pregnancy issues that the charity researches.

My belief is, that if we all work together, and all take part, that we can achieve more, all are welcome......................

PPROM Stands for premature rupture of membranes before 37 weeks of pregnancy otherwise when your waters break.  

Why is it important to research PPROM; Currently this will happen in 3 percent of pregnancies and this can happen to any one, you can have a picture first pregnancy with your first born, and your next pregnancy it can happen to you, or your third and so on. 

It is important to research to help find out who is at risk, as currently know one knows who is at risk, what they do know is that they believe the causes can be due to a number of reasons and these are just only a few of these,

1. BV infection

2. Group B Strep

3. Other UTI infection

4. Bleeding 

5. Placenta

6. Baby not developing

7. Weak cervix

Many of the group who have joined this team project have either gone through losing there waters, but manage to carry to term, or till around 34weeks, however this is not always the happy ending for all, for others they have to make decisions on to carry on with the pregnancy or try to maintain the pregnancy,Sadly though not enough information is available to parents and it is down to pure luck if you are in touch with the right medical conditions, We are working along with Tommy's to bring a research project to investigate who is at risk, how to detect if your waters have been broken, and by doing this we are raising awareness, by sharing our stories on our separate giving page and sharing our experience we are hoping you be inspired to join us, 

The more that join our group, the quicker the PPROM project can take place, Tommy's are doing ongoing projects, we feel strongly that we want to be part of something special, we feel we own this to our babies who were born premature or who were gone too soon.

This is the following link to the ROCG Guidelines if you happen to be reading this and you have just been told your waters have broken before the 37th week of pregnancy, by reading these guidelines could give you the knowledge to know how to make the right choices.

PPROM Guidelines, when your waters break before 37weeks of pregnancy  

Medical science has been proven to work, and also the right medical treatment into saving babies lives, the following procedures have been proven to save babies lives, which is thanks to the likes of charities like Tommy's baby charity;-  



Dream is to run London Marathon, nuts yes as I am not the best runner in the world, so why do it, 

My mission target is to raise 60k plus to do a project on pprom, which is pre-term birth, or other words when your waters go early. 

Having lost my first born Sinead, I promised her I would do something special to improve maternity services.

The value work of Tommy's baby charity helped me have her sister, as I had a stitch to help me carry to full term.

So far, I have raised  

On just giving: £891 -

and on my other Virgin giving page: £807

So I have set myself a massive target. 

Why does this mean so much, well if I can save my family from the sadness that my family endured, and to save them from my nightmare, and to give them a chance of being a family / a mum, that is a truely amazing gift. 

Also by reading my just giving page, will lead to my blogs, and if by raising awareness of pprom and group b strep then that it self is truely awesome, 

I really do need support though in raising the amount I need to, and help to sort out events, but allowing me to do some of the orgazing too, as I cannot tell you how this is helping me with my journey.

I have met and continue to meet some amazing people and have met some truely amazing friends and I will continue to be truely grateful for there support to get me where I am today 

If you can help and would like to be part of my team, please email 

Need help / support with events, webpages, blogs and general fundraisning, so if you are some1 famous and can offer to donate a signed article or do a event on my behalf please let me know

It would mean the world to me 

I would like to thankyou for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

21.02.15 just stay focused on that finish line and just like getting the awareness out there for PPROM you will do it. Xx


14.09.13 Keep up the amazing charity work you do xxxx you inspire me

11.08.13 Thanks to Chinley Chemist staff & customers for raising £27.34 :)

09.08.13 June 22nd 2013 Tommy's Charity Dinner, thanks to all that came :) Part of this money raised was people buying spring raffle tickets & auction prizes, and entry free and donations which are all included in this lump sum. Thanks to all that came :) Thanku x

20.07.13 Handforth Dean craft fair 2nd June sold spring raffle ticket sales £12 and other £3 on other goods (not a great event :( thank goodness for friends donating table costs)

20.07.13 Auction prize from 22nd June 2013, payment from Laura Leanne Gale paid to me in 2013 thank you so much, hope you enjoy your prize :)

20.07.13 Auction prize from 22nd June 2013, payment from Charis Forsythe paid to me in cash on 19th July 2013 thank you so much, hope you enjoy your prize :)


07.07.13 Raffle spring draw, thanks to 1. One Small Step: £16 2. Buxton: £8 3. Jade; £20 4. Rachel Pound: £15 5. Toddlin: £1 6. Francesco, Hairdressers In Buxton: £12 7. Julie Parker; Baby Signing Classes; £25 8. Pam Fisher; £5

07.07.13 Donation from Maria Armstrong from Chinley Post office, thank you so much, donation made as could not make evening do of 22nd June.

07.07.13 Raffle Sales,Thanks to 1. Liz Taylor=£10.00 2. Janet Winter=£15.00 3. Pack Horse, Hayfield= £20.00 4. Furness Vale = £14.00 5. Rotary Club = £6 6. Buxton Spring Fair = £15 Other donations Furness Vale=£17.10 Rotary Club=£29.50 Buxton Spring fair=£45

03.07.13 Raffle sales by the local businesses and postoffice, thanku to all that helped me sell these tickets :) Charlesworth Postoffice: £10.00 Alternative Health: £10.00 Chapel-En-Le-Frith Postoffice: £12.00 Handpicked by Henrietta: £22.04

23.06.13 Hayley Turner thank you for selling £55 worth of raffle tickets

10.06.13 Raffle tickets sold by Staff at Jantar in Cavendish Arcade Buxton

01.06.13 Well Done Catriona Lucas for running the Manchester 10k

01.06.13 Raised by GGs Photo Show (May)

21.04.13 We hope you finish and smile for the camera

21.04.13 Good Luck Today Ciara!!

17.04.13 13th April Buxton street collection only

14.04.13 A donation in memory of our daughter Abigail, born asleep on 29 April 2009. RIP sweetheart xxx AbigailsFootsteps

12.04.13 Collection from Buxton streets, and raffle sells and raffle sales from friends from High Peak, Thanks to all that are helping me & donating :)

12.04.13 Jazz Night at Torrs Vale, raised after speech. Thank you for all that supported me

11.04.13 Raffle tickets thanks to staff at Trident Foams Ltd. High Peak

10.04.13 sponsoring for London Marathon thank you Janet Birchenall


Running total

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