Poppy and her Water Babies friends helped raise a colossal amount of money in Tommy's Splashathon 2019 where babies, toddlers and their parents came together to raise money for Tommy’s.
The Splashathon took place in Water Babies swimming classes nationwide throughout the summer. This year were challenging little ones to swim a width in fancy dress in a special Peppa Pig themed Pirates and Princesses lesson.
Splashathon was a really fun experience for all involved, but there’s an important reason behind it too. Every year, 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. Water Babies is committed to supporting Tommy’s in reducing this unacceptable statistic that devastates families up and down the country. So every mum, dad and baby that took part will be helping other babies who aren't as lucky. And every pound raised, will help to save babies’ lives.
The money raised could help to fund the brand new Tommy's research centre - the National Centre for Improving Maternity Care. 1 in 4 parents lose a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth. Tommy’s knows that baby loss is preventable because people who are cared for in Tommy’s clinics are more likely to leave with healthy babies. More and more people are travelling long distances to be looked after in a Tommy’s centre. Tommy's say where you live shouldn’t determine if your baby lives. OSN agrees!
Well done to Poppy, her friends and all that were involved in such a fantastic event!