I’m working with Tommy’s to help promote their Splashathon at Waterbabies, a fundraising event to raise money for life-saving research and to help families that experience miscarriage, baby loss or premature birth.
I was devastated to see the statistics on paper that, every year, 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. That’s shockingly high! I had an ectopic pregnancy about 5 years ago, and at the time, I felt so lonely going through it because no one was talking openly about baby loss or miscarriage.
But when I shared my story, so many people reached out, telling me their own stories that I was glad I used my platform to help normalise the conversation around miscarriage and baby loss in some way.
So when Tommy contacted me asking if I wanted to help promote the Splashathon as a fundraising event for this cause, I was thrilled to be able to use my platform yet again to help raise any money for other families that have gone through the loss of a baby or pregnancy, and to fund important research so that, hopefully, a lot less people have to go through this heartache.
How you can help fundraise or join the Splashathon
The theme of this year’s Splashathon is Peppa Pig Pirates and Princesses. If you are a member of Waterbabies, you can take part by attending one of these special classes all Summer and even dress your little ones up as pirates or princesses.
We attended a class at our local Waterbabies and we loved it; all the mums, dads and kids were joining in, there were lots of activities in the water, including a challenge to swim a width – it was so much fun! You can find out more about the Splashathon here.
Even if you can’t attend a Splashathon class, you can still help. Tommy’s is hoping to raise £1M this year; if you can and would like to help, you can donate on the Splashathon fundraising page; whatever you can spare will be a big help! I found it very easy to donate, I used my PayPal account and it was all done within a couple of minutes.
I filmed a video sharing our swimming essentials for babies and toddlers, so if you are taking part in the Splashathon, or you have just started taking your kids swimming, click here to watch the video, and let me know what are your swimming essentials.
You can also take this fun quiz by Tommy’s and Waterbabies to find out what is your little one’s swim style!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tommy’s.