Tommy’s Baby Race, Saturday 11th September

2 09 2010
Baby charity Tommy’s is calling for parents, babies and buggies to take part in the first Tommy’s Baby Race, in association with Buggyfit, in Windsor Great Park on Saturday 11th September 2010 at 10am. Unfortunately I am unable to make it but I feel it is a great charity and sounds like a great day out so I agreed to mention it on my blog. If you live close enough why not join in, or spread the word.
More exciting than your average stroll in the park, the 8km sponsored power walk or run means people can actively help Tommy’s to give more babies the best start in life.   The charity funds research into pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth    
Along with babies and buggies, hundreds of like-minded mums – or other family members who want to take part – will power walk or run the stunningly beautiful course.  The day will begin at 10am with an aerobic warm-up, led by Buggyfit’s qualified instructors. The music and easy moves will get everyone ready to tackle the wide, flat route – perfect for prams. It will be a great day out for little-ones too, with face painters, balloons and entertainment at the start line. At the finish, Heinz will be providing free baby food for children at one of the many picnic tables, whilst parents can take a well-earned rest.
Jane Brewin, Chief Executive of Tommy’s, says: “Tommy’s Baby Race will be a great day out for both parent and baby and the money will have a direct impact on saving babies’ lives”. 
Despite the fact that 1 in 4 women experience complications in pregnancy including miscarriage to premature birth and stillbirth, traditionally little funding has been made available for research into these problems in the UK – Tommy’s therefore relies on the fundraising efforts of the public to carry out its work. 

Registering for the Baby Race couldn’t be easier: just visit www.tommys.org/babyrace

Picture courtesy of Tommy’s Press Office

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