Rachel Taylor

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I’m raising money for Kicks Count because, sadly, stillbirth isn’t as rare as many people think. The UK has the 3rd highest stillbirth rate in the developed world. I plan to do this by running a virtual marathon throughout the month of October.

Unfortunately Steve and I know all too well the devastation of stillbirth. Our first son, Archie, was sadly stillborn on 10.10.10. October is baby loss awareness month and the 10th would have been Archie's 8th Birthday.

We have three wonderful, healthy boys and now I feel ready to give something back and try and thank all the professionals that helped us with our journey.

Things are changing, but there is more to be done. The latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics in July 2018 showed that 2017 had the lowest stillbirth rate since records began. Raising awareness of baby's movements IS making a difference! As a charity dedicated to reducing stillbirth and neonatal death, Kicks Count need help to continue raising awareness and to save more babies lives.

Throughout October I plan to run (and sometimes walk) a virtual marathon. That is 42.195kms (26.2 miles). I am a newbie when it comes to running and with three lively boys on the go it will most certainly be a challenge. I will be giving updates to my progress as I go.

It’s a great cause, and your donation will help them achieve even more. Donating is easy, quick and secure.

Please share with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter – and elsewhere – so I can reach my target and together we can help Kicks Count do more. Thank you!

You can read stories of how Kicks Count have made a difference here: www.kickscount.org.uk/Blogs/your-personal-stories/Category/your-personal-stories

Rachel Taylor