November 2007 - Women for Women Sponsorship
Hi-baby.co.uk sponsored Linzi Ellis-Gittins, a practicing midwife from Surrey to take part in the Women for Women Cycle challenge across India. In November 2007 Linzi and a friend flew out to India with eighty other women to take part in cycle India. They cycled for 5 days through Rajasthan from Agra to Jaipur. The cycle was 390km's through tough terrain whilst having to deal with the extreme heat! Linzi's highs during the trip included visiting the Taj Mahal; seeing real rural living; camping in sand dunes; visiting the pink city and just being able to take part in something so amazing! The low points were having to cycle 96km's in 32 degrees!! Many, many hills! And the food as she doesn't like Indian food!!
The Women for Women charity, led by Sir Robert Winston raises funds to research fertility and birth issues including the life threatening illnesses women can be faced with when pregnant such premature birth, pre eclampsia and obstetric choleostasis, which as a midwife Linzi is exposed to on a regular basis.
Linzi commented 'it's just such an amazing feeling when you pass the finish line. The Women for Women charity raised over £400,000 this year and I really feel proud to have helped towards that final total. Thanks to you guys I was able to raise just over £3000! So thank you so much for your Support.'
Hi-baby.co.uk were delighted to help Linzi and support such a worthy cause.
December 2006 - Challenge Anneka Donation
Hi-Baby.co.uk was proud to assist Anneka Rice in her most recent challenge in Sri Lanka. Anneka was set the challenge to rebuild a maternity clinic, cricket pavilion and children's play which were destroyed by the Tsunami in 2004. Hi-Baby donated two fetal dopplers, accessories and ultrasound gel for use in the maternity clinic. "We felt compelled to help this worthy cause" says Anna Horne, Director. "I think everyone was so moved by the devastation that occurred. I have personal links with Sri Lanka and having visited the country whilst traveling in 2005 and seeing the destruction first hand, I was well aware of the great need for help".
In just a few days Anneka and a team of volunteers helped to rebuild the clinic which is relied on by the local community of Kalutara and surrounding villages for antenatal care. The donated fetal dopplers will help the resident doctors and midwives in their role of monitoring and advising pregnant women on a daily basis.