Tommy’s and Weight Watchers
Helping more pregnancies have happy endings through healthy eating and exercise
Weight Watchers have been working with us to help us in our aim of halving the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.
Like Weight Watchers, Tommy’s promotes healthy eating and leading an active lifestyle as strong evidence shows that women who carry excessive weight during pregnancy are more likely to have poor pregnancy outcomes.
Weight Watchers members and leaders will be carrying out fundraising activities throughout the year, helping to fund our research to save more tiny lives! Cath Magee and Rebecca Stone did a sponsored walk with their members and raised just under £3000! Cath and Rebecca also ran The Great North Run for Tommy's raising even more funds while staying fit and healthy.
If you're a Weight Watchers leader and would like to find out more about fundraising for Tommy's, Click here for a fundraising pack full to the brim with fundraising ideas and information on Tommy’s, or contact our Corporate Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 398 3420.
Looking back at 2011...
In 2011 Weight Watchers donated a whopping £50,000 to Tommy's - Thank you Weight Watchers! We were overwhelmed by the Weight Watchers support for Tommy's to date. From sponsored Get Active challenges up and down the country to fundraising fashion show events, and you can read about some of these below:
Weight Watchers has partnered with Clothes for Cash (www.clothesforcash.com) to create an exciting opportunity for you, your members, friends and family to raise funds for Tommy's. On 12th September Weight Watchers and Tommy's launched the Weight Watchers Clothes Amnesty, where we are asking leaders, members and Weight Watchers supporters across the UK to donate their unwanted, oversized clothes to raise funds for Tommy's. For more information visit www.weightwatchers.co.uk/clothesamnesty
Best Ever You Awards
Tommy's benefitted from the glittering awards ceremony in November 2011, when Weight Watchers members strutted their stuff on the catwalk and showed what hard work with Weight Watchers can do for your figure! They looked amazing and the fashion show raised some amazing funds for Tommy's with special thanks to the lovely Terri Dwyer who hosted the event on behalf of the charity. Moreover, Tommy's friend and supporter Amy Docherty made a heartwrenching speech about the loss of her son Billy, and why Tommy's is so close to her heart. Thank you Amy.