Support Tommy's Splashathon 2019 {#AD #Splashathon2019}

I’m taking a break from recipes to write about Tommy’s Splashathon 2019. This a fundraising event for the charity Tommy’s who carry out valuble research into pregnancy loss and premature birth. Splashathon 2019 is taking place in Water Babies swimming classes nationwide this summer.

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Who are Tommy’s?

Sadly in the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth and around 60,000 babies are born prematurely. Tommy’s are the largest UK charity that fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. They also provide health information to parents to help them have the best possible pregnancy.

Having experienced the pain of a stillbirth at full term myself, this is a cause which is very close to my heart. Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy is absolutely heartbreaking and the more that can be done to prevent this happening the better.

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What is the Splashathon?

Tommy's Splashathon 2019 is an event taking place in Water Babies swimming classes nationwide throughout the summer. Babies and toddlers along with their parents can come together to raise funds for Tommy’s. Check out the launch video below for more information.

This year the theme is Peppa Pig Pirates & Princesses so mums and dads as well as little ones are encouraged to dress up. Little ones are being challenged to swim a width in fancy dress in a special Peppa Pig themed Pirates and Princesses lesson!

How can you get involved?

You can donate directly via the Tommy’s Splashathon Donation Page to help Tommy’s reach their £1 million target towards their life-saving research - every penny counts!

If you’re a member of Water Babies you can take part in a Splashathon event with your little one and fundraise together! The Tommy’s website has all the information you need from setting up a fundraising page to fancy dress ideas. There are Peppa Pig themed prizes for all fundraisers.

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What’s your Swimming Style?

Check out this sweet little quiz to discover your little ones’ swimming style from Water Babies & Tommy’s. Isaac is a Dazzling Dolphin and his big brothers are Playful Penguins. Take the quiz and share it online to spread awareness of Tommy's Splashathon 2019!

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 Let’s help save babies’ lives. Make a splash, donate some cash!