Tommy’s news, 27/06/2017
We’ve teamed up with two of the UK’s largest self-catering holiday providers, cottages.com and Hoseasons to launch a special travel website offering cottage, lodge, city and boat breaks for those who want to enjoy family-friendly holidays.
"As the UK’s largest Self-catering holiday provider we know important Holidays are, all of us deserve a break but no one more than Mums to be. We are delighted to be able to offer our fantastic range of Cottages, lodges, Parks and Boats to Tommy’s, and proud to be able to support such a fantastic charity. I look forward to a successful partnership for years to come” - Matthew Alderton, Hoseasons.
What’s more, for every booking made via the website, 10% of the accommodation cost will be donated to Tommy’s, supporting our work saving babies lives.
Like Tommy’s, Hoseasons and cottages.com know how important family time is. Whether looking for a special break during your pregnancy, some time out to reflect and relax, or planning that first family holiday, you can choose from a range of more than 15,000 hand-picked and independently vetted cottages, 500 lodges and log cabins, and 2,000 boating holidays across the UK. The site will also signpost toddler and baby friendly accommodation on offer to make it easy for families to create memories and have that special trip.
Our midwife Kate explains why making the time for a break can be beneficial:
“Taking time out can be great to allow yourself to relax and to look after yourself before your little one arrives. Time can fly when you are getting prepared for your baby, so slowing down a little and grabbing that last minute rest is beneficial. It is also a time that you and your partner can spend together, talk about how you are feeling and how you can support each other moving forward as your family grows.”
Alternatively you can book your holiday by phone - Cottages.com: 03452688955 and Hoseasons: 03454986390
Today, we are thrilled to announce that we are opening the UK's first national centre dedicated to miscarriage research!
Leading clinicians at the Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research
1 in 4 women experience a miscarriage in their lifetime. This is a quarter of all mothers-to-be, a quarter of all families affected by loss. Tommy’s believes that the current situation can and must change – so in 2016, we opened the UK’s first national centre dedicated to miscarriage research.
Miscarriage is by far the biggest cause of pregnancy loss in the UK, and it’s also the least understood. Tommy's has opened the UK's first national research centre dedicated to early miscarriage.
1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage.1 in 100 women have 3 or more miscarriages in a row. Research into this area of pregnancy loss has been underfunded for years.
Miscarriage is misunderstood and current policy is unacceptable. We want to change that