Despite being already busy enough driving ground-breaking research studies and providing specialist care for women with high-risk pregnancies, our professors made the bold decision to organise this because fundraising at Tommy’s – like many charities – has taken a big hit with event cancellations in coronavirus lockdown.
The team set themselves an ambitious target of £1,000 but this was quickly surpassed; their fundraising total currently sits at an impressive £3,667. We hope this continues to rise and you can donate via the team’s JustGiving Page.
“Although we’re always in awe of our pioneering professors in Manchester, this is a particularly special moment! Coronavirus is creating higher demand for support from Tommy’s, with many anxious parents-to-be and women going through baby loss unsure where to turn for help in lockdown – but at the same time, it’s wiping out a lot of the funds we expected to raise this year because we can’t hold the big events we usually would. When our work matters more than ever and our funding is under such pressure, we’re extremely grateful to Alex, Ed and Jenny - and all their generous sponsors - for this inspirational fundraising effort.”
Jacqui Clinton, Tommy’s Fundraising Director
More about our Manchester Centre
Opened in 2011, our pioneering research centre in Manchester aims to find solutions to pregnancy problems. The centre focuses on 3 core aims:
- understanding the causes of stillbirth and developing treatments to prevent it
- finding ways to identify which pregnancies are at risk
- working with the NHS to improve antenatal care to help reduce stillbirth rates in the UK.
Tommy’s researchers deliver world-class advances in pregnancy research to inform better clinical care, policy and practice. By doing this, we can improve outcomes for mothers, their babies and their families.
Find out more about our Manchester Research Centre and specialist clinics.