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Please help us to support stillbirth research

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HollysFund Fri 17-Jun-11 16:31:06

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 £40, post here or message me to buy or ask questions.

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 research.

Thank you for your time, Luke

lucamom Sun 19-Jun-11 08:00:48

Sorry, I'm unable to attend the event, and very fortunate not to have suffered personally, but sincerely hoping the night and the subsequent research goes well x

saltyseadog Sun 19-Jun-11 08:03:45

Hi Luke. Do you have a website/ just giving site? I can't make the ball, but would be happy to make a donation.

HollysFund Sun 19-Jun-11 13:25:37

Thank you for your kind words, here is our just giving site:

Many thanks,


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