Gillian  Grigor

Thank you for visiting my giving page. I’m raising money for Kicks Count because it's a small charity on a big mission - preventing babies' being stillborn.

I'm taking part in the New Year New medal walk/run and I'm choosing to do this on 15th January, which is the anniversary that my lovely mum delivered her first baby, a stillborn baby boy. That was 41 years ago but will never be forgotten like all the other wee angels. All I'm looking for is £25 as that will help with the following (extra is a bonus for this important charity):

Keep our free-for-mums pregnancy app running for at least two days.
Produce 500 flyers to educate parents on the dangers of home dopplers.
Provide a gift bundle to 3 families who are expecting following a previous stillbirth or neonatal death.

In 2017, the latest published statistics, 2,873 babies were stillborn in the UK. That was a decrease of 7.7% from 2016 and the lowest number since records began. A difference is being made, but there is still work to do. NINE new lives are still being lost every single day and that's too many.

Why is the awareness Kicks Count raise so important?

Around half of mothers who had a stillbirth noticed their baby slowed their movements beforehand. If a baby is getting less nutrients or oxygen, they often move less to conserve energy. Most of the time, a baby moving less is found to be absolutely fine, but it's vital that mums recognise and report the potential warning sign.

I hope you agree it's a great cause. Your donation will make a difference and will be put to good use, ensuring more babies' arrive safely.

Gillian Grigor