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Step Up in January for the M.A.

Step Up in January for the M.A.

Why we need your help

Your chance to stride into the New Year with our Step Up for the M.A. challenge

Are you aiming to get fitter and more active this New Year? Why not get started by increasing your daily step count while supporting the Miscarriage Association?

Step Up for the M.A. challenges you to complete 250,000 steps throughout January – the same as the number of pregnancies that are estimated to end in miscarriage in the UK each year.

Miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy can be distressing at any time. But we know many have found the last year especially difficult, with limited access to some services and partners often being unable to attend for scans. Feelings of isolation and loneliness have understandably been magnified by not being able to see family and friends.

The M.A. has been – and continues to be – there to help people through.

Throughout 2020, we have supported thousands of people through our helpline and our online support services.

Demand has significantly increased – and yet, like many charities, we have seen our fundraising income drop over the past 10 months, particularly due to the cancellation of major events.

By Stepping Up for the M.A., you can help us raise funds to continue our work throughout this crisis and beyond.

To join the Step Up team, all you need to do is simply pledge to complete 250,000 steps in January and ask your friends, family or colleagues to sponsor your efforts!

It’s up to you how you complete your step count – you can choose to do an equal number each day (that’s 8,065 steps or 3.8 miles a day!), or you can tick off longer distances on the weekend if that suits you better. 

And, the good news is that every step counts! Doing household jobs, going to the shops and walking the dog all add up. And don’t worry if you join a little late – there’s plenty of time to catch up.

To take part, you’ll need to create your fundraising page here.  Be sure to attach it to the overall Step Up for the M.A. campaign so we can see how you’re all doing.

Once you’ve set up your page, we’ll be in touch by Thursday 31st December with fundraising resources to help you along the way.

Please do also share your journeys on our social media channels – be sure to use the #StepUpForTheMA hashtag so we can see you Stepping Up!


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Reju Abraham

250,000 steps

Eleanor Adams


Jennie Agg

StepUp for the MA

Kate Alcock

Step up for the MA

Catherine Allan

Walking 250000 steps in January

Joanne Allen

Step Up for the Miscarriage Assosiation

Jodie Allport

250,000 Steps in January

Cassie Amanda

250,000 steps in January for The MA

Anisha and Paul

250,000 steps in Jan 2021 for M.A.

Terri Anderson

250,000 steps for Miscarriage Association


Feb 06, 2021


(plus 22.50 giftaid)

Jan 29, 2021



Jan 26, 2021

Emma Nurse

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 25, 2021

The Wyatts

Good luck Cathy and team x

Jan 15, 2021

Donna Brooke

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 11, 2021

Vicky K X

Good luck lovely xx

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 04, 2021


I personally cannot "step" so am donating to a great cause, Good luck everybody!

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jan 03, 2021

Nerys Henry

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 03, 2021

Linda James

Very very close to our family

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 02, 2021

Rachael Rooney

For the help & support I got from the MA website during my recurrent miscarriages. Money I won't be spending on snacks during the step up challenge!

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 147,496.12

Direct donations


Raised offline 1,925.00

Fundraising pages


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