Making a splash for Tommy’s

Mums and toddlers are having a splashing good time this morning (Friday) raising money to help more babies get a healthy start in life.

Stevenage Swimming Pool is being taken over for a Splashathon in aid of Tommy’s a charity which funds research into miscarriage, still births and premature birth.

Rachel Buttress of Stevenage, who is taking part in the annual event with her daughter Eve, said: “Tommy’s is very close to us as a family. We have suffered a miscarriage. We also have many close friends who have suffered because of miscarriage, stillbirth and a premature birth.”

The event takes place between 11am and 11.30am, using fun techniques to get kids into the water.

Swim teacher Sally Mernagh said: ‘There’s singing and kicking. It teaches water confidence. It’s like the lessons you do for mothers and babies.”


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For more on the charity go to www.tommys.org

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