Big Steps for Small Feet

Join us in raising funds for a collaboration of charities and take on Ben Nevis at night!

Big Steps for Small Feet

Date: 12-13 June 2021
Location: Scotland - Ben Nevis
Sign up fee: £75 with an additional £160 to be paid 8 or 4 weeks prior to departure
Fundraising pledge: raise as much as you can!

How did the event come about?

A father whose son was stillborn is calling for people to join him in climbing Ben Nevis to see the sunrise from the mountain the weekend before Father’s Day 2021 to help other bereaved parents and families. Big Steps For Small Feet has been organised by Michael McGuire from Fort William in memory of his son Kyle, raising funds for ten charities supporting anyone affected by the death of a child, including his own Anam Cara Fasgadh, which provides respite accommodation for families.

Join Team Tommy's for Big Steps for Small Feet

Take on Ben Nevis at night and raise vital funds that help save babies' lives. 

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About the challenge

Big Steps for Small Feet' is a chance for our charities to unite as one, in togetherness and hope, raising awareness for a cause that is close to each and every one of us. It's an opportunity to show the world that collectively we can make a difference.

This June we’re taking on Ben Nevis at night, taking Big Steps for Small Feet. We hope to give those who need it the chance to walk and talk together, scaling new heights to unite and raise money for charities working to support bereaved families every day.

When your child dies, your whole world is shattered. You can feel alone and as if no one understands your pain. Bereaved parents, and those who have been affected by child loss, tell us they feel like they’ve lost a part of themselves and are unsure who to talk to or where to channel their feelings.

By taking on Ben Nevis by night, you can change this. Take Big Steps for Small Feet and together we can make a difference by raising awareness and funds for the following 10 charities:

Tommy's, Anam Casa Fasgadh, Bliss, Child Bereavement UK, The Lullaby Trust, Sands, Sands Lothians, STAR for Harris, Twins Trust, Together for Short Lives

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How Tommy's will support you

If you join Team Tommy's for Big Steps for Small Feet you'll get first class care! You can expect to receive:

  • a Tommy’s t-shirt
  • fundraising support, ideas and tips to help you make the most out of your fundraising
  • a dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
  • an online community so you can chat to other Tommy's heros
  • e-newsletters and regular phone calls to keep you motivated
  • access to our free online shop to enable you to order whatever fundraising materials you need! 

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'I have become increasingly aware of how brilliant Tommy's is and the truly special work you guys do. You are real heroes. Thanks so much for giving me this amazing opportunity and supporting us all the way.' Dr Ruth Bryne

'Thank you so much for the support, it has been an amazing experience. I have supported various other charities and none of them have offered the support that Tommy's have. Thank you so much' Mark Richardson

Fundraising tips for Big Steps for Small Feet

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    Using social media

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    Sending the money in

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