Elizabeth – Chief Executive
“My main responsibilities include working with
the department of Health & organisations such as SANDS, Tommys, RCOG, RCM & Surestart to bring about change in public health messaging for stillbirth, distributing our information through hospitals, bounty, events & social media, fundraising & events as well as the day to day running of the charity.”
Krystal – Enquiries Assistant
“I first came to find Kicks Count after suffering quite a large bleed late in pregnancy which resulted in me being hospitalised for a few days, with my rainbow baby. Her movements then changed which concerned me having lost a previous baby and led me to google and I came across a “local” charity, Kicks Count.
I followed Kicks Count on Facebook and when my rainbow was around 6 months became a recycling volunteer for my area. Some how this led to me helping in other parts of the charity and I now help to assist with the Facebook page inbox.
Having suffered my own loss, I want to help prevent any other parents feeling how I did and believe it is so important to get the message about monitoring baby’s movements out to every mum-to-be! ”
Tracy – Fundraising
“I heard about Kicks Count when my daughter was only 3 months old, I just could not imagine the heartache and pain of losing a baby so I wanted to get involved. I began collecting ‘rubbish’ off friends such as empty biscuit wrappers and used stamps to send off to raise cash for the charity, then I began helping with their fundraising programme. I look after our community fundraisers who organise their own events such as buggy walks, dress down days at work, have stalls at Christmas Fayres and baby sweepstakes. ”
Kirsty – Fundraiser
“I began volunteering for Kicks Count in 2010 after seeing the face book page and knew it was something I wanted to be a part of and help spread the word. I am involved in sporting fundraising challenges skydives, fun runs and marathons etc, I have 3 fabulous children Heidi, Alfie and Alice”
“I became aware of Kicks Count around two years ago when I was pregnant with my second child. When I used to see my midwife she would always ask “How are the movements?” but she would never tell me what I was supposed to be feeling so I found it difficult to answer. One afternoon following an appointment I sat down and browsed the internet for baby movements and came across the Count The Kicks website and then their Facebook Page.
Kicks Count were then seeking volunteers for their recycling programme which I promptly applied, shortly after this becoming the “Recycling Hub” where members of the public can post their items to me, I get anything from 5-15 parcels and packages a week of recyclables of which I store up and send off to Terracycle. My postman is lovely (luckily) and brings his van round if there are lots of parcels and usually hands them over saying “There’s some more rubbish for you”
Rachel – Online Shop Assistant
“I’m Rachel, I’m married to Kevin and Mummy to Aaron. I live in Bristol.
I first heard about Kicks Count when I was pregnant with my little boy in 2013. We had a tough road conceiving him and I was always worried that something was going to go wrong, so I found the app really useful for tracking his movements. I followed CTK all through my pregnancy, then, when he was around 3 months old, I became involved in the recycling scheme, covering the Bristol and Bath area. I have people all over the city collecting for me and we have now raised around £1000 for CTK, just by recycling rubbish that would otherwise be thrown away. I also help out with a little admin for the shop, and sending out a lot of the orders of sperm and egg pens.
I believe the Kicks Count message is so important so always try to promote it wherever I can.”
“I have been with Kicks Count since it first started almost 6 years ago. I started out fulfilling the initial sticker and leaflet requests and as the charity grew I became Manager of the Literature Distribution team. Our team supplies literature to individuals, professionals, events, businesses and groups nationwide. We distribute thousands of items each month with new requests coming in all the time. A good portion of my role is responding to these requests as well as maintaining our distribution database. Along with many trips to the local Post Office, and caring for my 5 year old rainbow, Count The Kicks keeps me extremely busy!
Get in touch if you could use some Kicks Count literature.”
“I was introduced to CTK by my sister Kerry who is the Literature Distribution Manager. It was clear the charity was growing at an incredible rate and dealing with the requests for literature was no longer a ‘one (wo)man job so I stepped up to help.
I now deal with the literature requests from the Medical and Professional groups which includes Trusts, hospitals , GP surgeries and Children’s Centres. It has been a privilege to watch Kicks Count grow and it is great to see more and more health professionals , not only supporting us but recommending our website and literature to so many mums-to-be.”
Website & PR
Daniel – Website Administrator
“I first became aware of Kicks Count after trawling through online whilst expecting my own little bundle of joy and instantly thought “what an amazing charity with an amazing aim”.
Today, it is myself and my team at Vibrant Pulse who look after the website, printing and media needs of Kicks Count and are proud to work with the team to carry out an amazing task with such a worthwhile aim.
The drive for us at Vibrant Pulse, is more than seeing a website do it’s job, more than printing leaflets, more than photographing for the online shop. For us, as it is for everyone at Kicks Count, it is about the countless little lives saved every year because of the work the Kicks Count team carry out. It is a honor to work with you all and a thank you to my own team in helping support me.”