Supporter Stories

Our supporters share their reasons for joining Team Tommy's and the challenges they've taken on to raise money towards research into the causes of baby loss.

    • Charlotte's Reason for Running

      Charlotte's Reason for Running

      ' feel sadness. A wave that crashes into you at unexpected moments. A level of anxiety creeps in that you never really noticed before and you just want to walk away and keep walking.'

    • A family - Mum, Dad and Son - sat on a sofa holding a new born baby

      I couldn’t have got through my pregnancy without the Rainbow Clinic

      Anne and Eddie had 3 losses, including one late term termination for medical reasons, before they were referred to the Rainbow Clinic at St Mary’s in Manchester. Their son, Albert, is now 8 months old.

    • Matt Verrell and his family

      We will never forget those we have lost

      Neither of us had ever contemplated miscarriage - it simply wasn’t in our thoughts. Yes we’d of course heard of it, but we never for one moment thought it would happen to us.

    • Rachel wearing a Team Tommy's vest

      At long last we had been gifted our baby

      It took us 4 years to have a child. But on 31 Aug 2014 Emelia was born and is a wonderful little girl, happy and living life to the full.

    • Great North Run - Gavin Larkin

      Our two snowdrops

      I thought I would challenge myself by doing something in their memory. Something I will be able to look back on and have something proper to remember them by. For me and my wife in memory of our two snowdrops Sam and Sarese Larkin.

    • Fundraising challenge

      JMW take on the Three Peaks Challenge

      A team from JMW solicitors recently took on the three peaks challenge in support of Tommy's.

    • Man receiving an award on stage

      Star Fundraiser Award: Karl McPherson

      The Star Fundraiser Award an extraordinary individual who has gone above and beyond to fundraise in their local community on behalf of Tommy’s. This is Karl's story.

    • A woman receives her award onstage

      Act of Kindness Award: Zoe Feeney

      The Act of Kindness Award recognises a person who has gone above and beyond with an act of kindness to support someone who has gone through a pregnancy complication or loss. This is Zoe's story.

    • An image of a midwife accepting an award on stage

      Healthcare Hero Award: Tracy Rae

      The Tommy’s Healthcare Hero Award recognises a midwife, doctor or other medical professional who has provided exceptional physical care or emotional support to parents in difficult times. This is Tracy's Story.

    • A lady smiling

      Tommy's Commendation Award: Georgia Bunning

      The Tommy’s Commendation Award celebrates an individual who has gone above and beyond in some way, be it through their personal fundraising, their dedication to Tommy’s or their quest to bring light to our shared cause and fuelling conversation. This is Georgia's Story.