Following our earlier coverage of the intended sponsored Buggy Push taking place from the Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre on Saturday (23rd June), we are delighted to feedback that the event was a HUGE success raising c£5,000 for baby charity Bliss.
The weather held out and over 60+ mums & dads joined in the 5km walk around the nature reserve, starting from the Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.
Organiser Kerry Robinson told us “We were over-whelmed with the amount of money raised. When me and my friend Laura Brindle (who I met when our babies Amber and Molly were in Southmead nicu at the same time) first started about organising the walk, we thought if we raised £500 it would be really good! So to raise £5,000 is truly amazing and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us on the buggy push and to everyone who sponsored us!
Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
Kerry and Laura organised the buggy push close to both their girls 1st birthday to celebrate them both being one and as a thank you to Bliss for the amazing work they do in supporting families at possibly one of the most difficult and emotional times in their lives.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the walk and the girls look forward to making it even bigger in 2013!
For further information on Bliss visit http://www.bliss.org.uk/