Baby Sensory's 'Tommy's Sensathon' has so far raised over £400,000 to fund our vital research into saving babies lives - thanks to all of you mums with your little super stars!
Last Year Baby Sensory, Toddlers Sense, Mini Professors and co raised £187,000 in 2014 which helped to set up Tommy's National Miscarriage Research Centre, the largest of its kind in Europe. The money they have raised this year will help to fund the research centre for a whole year!
Sensathon took place throughout June and July across 275 franchisees across the UK.
Babies were dressed up as their favourite superheroes. At each class their arch nemesis (the aptly named Saby Bensory!) had stolen the sun, and the babies has to use their super powers to get the sun back!
So far the total amount raised was a whopping £422,374.36, absolutely smashing their target of £375,000!
- The franchise who raised the most was Baby Sensory - Chelmsford with a whopping £12,090.77!
- The franchise with the highest percentage of babies fundraising was Baby Sensory - Waltham Forest with 91%
- The franchise with the highest average raised per fundraiser was Toddler Sense - Perth with an incredible £1,022.75!
- The highest fundraiser nationwide was Rebecca Mackay who raised an astonishing £4,186.27! Well done Rebecca!
We are delighted - well done to everyone who took part, we are so grateful for your epic fundraising achievement!
A recently published article, co-authored by Professor Catherine Williamson from Tommy’s Research Centre at King’s College London, suggests that certain pregnancy complications can indicate future health issues for women.
Tommy’s has received a grant from the UK Government’s Department for Health and Social Care to support the costs of its PregnancyHub information and support services throughout the summer, due to rising demand in the wake of coronavirus.
Although recruitment to some clinical trials had to be paused when coronavirus hit the UK, scientists at Tommy’s Research Centres across the UK are still hard at work, supporting women and families in our specialist clinics and sharing their latest studies with academic journals.
The day before Mother’s Day, and two days before the UK officially went into coronavirus lockdown, Zara Dawson found out she was having a miscarriage. Her third consecutive miscarriage in less than a year, and fourth consecutive loss, after losing her second son Jesse in 2018 to termination for medical reasons.