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HollysFund Mon 06-Jun-11 10:29:57

Hello all,

I am writing on behalf of my mother who suffered a stillbirth at 9 months nearly 26 years ago. She was given no reason for her dying, and obviously the whole event was a devastating and tragic loss. Sadly this situation is still happening to many parents. One in every two hundred babies are stillborn with nearly 23% of cases unexplained. I would like to do something to stop this happening to any more people. We are interested in finding the cause of all these deaths. I am therefore supporting the research work of Dr. Alexander Heazell of The Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, who is leading a fantastic team.

So further to this we have founded the Holly Martin Stillbirth Research Fund, to raise money and awareness for stillbirth research.

On the 25th June we are holding our first summer ball, a chance to hear from Dr Heazell on his work and from Isobel Martin the founder. It will be a positive night, that will link people up who've had dealings wether personal of professional with stillbirth. Its something people dont talk about, almost a taboo which is something we hope to change.

The night will be held at Ashton Court Mansion in Bristol, to include a drinks reception, 3 course meal with wine and live music. Tickets are a very reasonable £45.

We need all the support we can on this one, to make it a special night, but also to do our bit for this much needed reasearch.

Thank you for your time, Luke

AngelGeorgie Mon 06-Jun-11 14:44:08

Shame it's not closer, we live in West Yorkshire as we would have gone.My daughter was stillborn at 41 weeks on 10th October 2010. We did have a reason for our loss but in this day and age it's disgusting the amount of babies lost this way. Best regards. To your mum. If you organise another ball elsewhere please post on here. Good luck .

HollysFund Mon 06-Jun-11 20:10:12

Thank you for your support, I will definatly keep everyone here up to date with future events. Best wishes

AngelGeorgie Tue 07-Jun-11 20:19:28

Thanks x

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