The Light Fund
The Light Fund is the charity of the licensing industry. Created in 2004, it raises money to fund worthwhile charity projects to help children, women and men.
Since its inception, The Light Fund has raised over £800,000 for numerous charities. Governed by a committee of dedicated people who give their time for free, it gained official registered charity status in 2012.
By funding Tommy’s, The Light Fund will help to ensure that more pregnant women can seek the reassurance and expert advice that they need. Our midwives give women the confidence to ask the right questions of medical professionals, and urge them to get medical help when they need it. By supporting the PregnancyLine, The Light Fund is helping to save babies’ lives.
“Such generous donations enable us to provide a support network as well as a service which women can use in confidence and often at a time when they are unable to get hold of their own midwife and require advice and guidance.
Additionally we support parents who have experienced pregnancy loss and they are unsure what to do and just need a listening ear.
We are extremely grateful for such a generous donation to allow us to continue with our midwifery team and being able to provide support for so many women and their families.”
Kate Pinney, Midwifery Manager for Tommy’s Information Service
Tommy’s PregnancyLine is a unique, midwife-led service that provides free expert advice on pregnancy issues via telephone, email and social media. It runs Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) between 9am and 5pm.
During 2015, the PregnancyLine answered 3,089 calls and emails – an average of more than 250 per month.
The most common reasons for getting in touch include advice about pregnancy complications, advice and support after a miscarriage and queries about mental health during and after pregnancy.
The Light Fund’s commitment means that we can continue to provide advice and support to pregnant women and make sure that more babies are born healthy. Everyone at Tommy’s is incredibly grateful for this gift.