Midwives on the Run!

Our amazing team of midwives provide incredible care for over 6,500 new babies and families every year – and they’re also determined to provide the best possible experience for women giving birth by fundraising to provide extra care and equipment.

Midwives Charlotte Harford, Hayley Marvell, Sue Dennett, Laura Sharpe, Angela Smith, Nina Kellow, Nikki Delport-Riches and Anaesthetist Louis Khor ran the Stroud Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd October, raising over £700

“Our aim is to create a comfortable and positive environment for all of our women, their families and staff, investing in improvements to our facilities so women have the best birth experience we can possibly provide.” Charlotte Harford

Donations provide extra care and equipment over and above the NHS, and the team are currently fundraising to provide a new birthing pool at the Gloucester Birth Unit, Affinity Birthing Beds which reduce the risk of medical intervention and increase comfort during labour, and Bilirubinometers which can help to quickly test the blood of new babies who may need urgent treatment.

To support the Midwives on the Run and their fundraising, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/born-to-raise-glos or contact Richard Smith, Head of Fundraising, 0300 422 3231 richarda.smith@glos.nhs.uk