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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Speakman's fundraising page

Little Heartbeats, PHIL SPEAKMAN

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We are doing the GREAT NORTH RUN on 16th September 2012, and I am hoping to complete in the London Marathon. 

This is in brief is our story;- 

My name is Ciara and my aim is to raise as much cash as I can for Tommys the baby charity, see link for more info

I live with my partner Phil, in High Peak Derbyshire, with our miracle Rainbow baby Siobhan, I owe it to medical science that she is here with us today, and I feel very blessed with having such a great consultant who also believed in medical science. 

Siobhan is our 2nd daughter, as we lost our first baby very tragically to pprom Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes and to Group B Strep.
For more info on PPROM;
For more info on Group B strep;

Therefore we are both doing this race in memory of our first born daughter, Sinead whom was sadly stillborn. 
The last two years has been a very hard journey, I was very naive when I got pregnant, thought if I got through the first 12weeks I be ok. Little did I know that you can lose your waters before term, stupid I know now. 

However, I have learnt through my journey that so much more can be done, but more research is needed. 

I promised my daughter when leaving with her box that I would make a difference to maternity services.

So far I have failed. 

I decided that I would challenge myself and raise money for Tommys the baby charity, 

Why Tommys, they do a vast amount of reseacrh into preventing losses, and if I raise 60k, which is my end target if not more, then I will have a say on a new project relating to preterm of the membranes / pprom which I am  very eager to raise.

Why it means so much,

Only others who have gone through this, knows how it feels living a maternity ward with a box rather than a baby. The sounds of the crying babies haunt me now, even with my new additional my beautiful amazing daughter Siobhan cannot replace my first born loss Sinead.

If I can make a difference to one family and prevent them losing a baby, them that will make my day, I have found a procedures in other countries that can repair the sac, and if I raise even more money and find a team of experts who knows what this project will lead too.  

At the moment, I have not decided how I am going to do this, I have lots of ideas, like morning coffee mornings, auctions etc, but thought that this sponsor run would be a good start, if I can acheive to raising 1k for this race my next challenge will be the London Marathon and then I hope to raise so much. (Touch wood my lucky number will be drawn for this)  

My dream is to acheive my goal of 60k within 2 years, I am now finding this very daunting, and I know that there will be raise eyebrows even from my better half who through out this journey has been my rock, its been tough but we manage to get through, but I hope to prove to him, and everyone and myself that I can do this. 

Therefore it would mean the world to me, if you can sponsor me, donate as much as you can, and share this fundraising page with your friends, your family and your facebook and twitter friends.
Even if it is just a pound, it would all add up.

If you are wishing to do any fundraising with me, I can add you to the team and I have a few ideas for events

Please help me to fulfil my dream.

Contact details:

Thank you for reading and thank you for your donation

Ciara  & Phil 


Recent donors


17.09.12 Hi Ciara. Here is my donation for your race you did the other day. Sorry for the delay. Take care XX Maria (Samuel Tristan Black's Mummy)

16.09.12 Good luck x

15.09.12 With love from Angel Thomas xx

12.09.12 Thank you both so much for raising money for a worthy charity and to help in the research of pprom. In memory of our son Freddy Egan born sleeping at 27 weeks

11.09.12 Good luck chick! Xx.

10.09.12 In memory of our baby grandson Freddy Egan bornsleeping 2nd March 2011 Joe &Ann

02.09.12 Sally (neighbor across road) donation for cup cakes :)

01.09.12 Car boot sale, Sunday 15th July in Tesco Whaley Bridge Car Park: Selling various items from DVDS & Shoes etc, oh and lots of yummy cup cakes xxx

01.09.12 Ciara's (me) Coffee & Yummy Cake Morning 4th Event Friday 31.08.12 A big Thank you to Nicki Read for donating and baking yummy cakes & thanks to all that came xxx

01.09.12 Ciara's (me) Coffee & Cake Morning, Thursday 30.08.12: Coffee & Cake 3rd Event, A big Thank you to Nicki Toms, Emma Bannister, Gill Walker, Kirsty Wilson & Tasha for donating and baking yummy cakes & thanks to all that came xxx

31.08.12 Good luck for a very worthy cause.

31.08.12 Good luck

29.08.12 Good luck Ciara x

06.08.12 i wish you the best of luck, for such a worthy cause x

02.08.12 Hi Guy's, Best of luck with the fundraising and the run. will speak to you when I am back next - September?

17.07.12 Priscilla's card shop, kindly collected this in our Tommy's collection box in there shop in New Mills. Thank you all that contributed :)

17.07.12 05.07.12;2nd Coffee & Cake Event, A big Thanku to Nicki Toms for hosting and for baking cakes,and Thanku Emma Bannister for baking choc brownie,thanks to all that came. Thanks to all that brought cakes after event. Thank you so much for your support. xxx

17.07.12 Thank you Roger for your sponsor, we are very grateful for the support :)

15.06.12 Money raised through selling Westlife Tickets, Thanks to the people who generously contributed to my cause. Very Much Appreciated.

15.06.12 1st June Coffee & Cake Morning Event,A Big Thanku to Emma Bannister for making this possible. Also thanks to Nicki Read & Helen for baking cake, & thanks to all that came and generously contributed. It was a fab day :) xxx


08.06.12 Good luck Ciara xxx

12.05.12 really good cause x

07.05.12 Good luck for the run!


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