Babies raise money for miscarriage charity

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 October 2011


BABIES and toddlers in Weston have been helping to raise money for baby charity Tommy’s.

The charity helps women who suffer from miscarriages and stillbirths as well as funds research into tackling it.

The pirate-themed Splashathon event, run by children’s swimming group Water Babies, saw hundreds of young children across Somerset take to the waters to raise money.

More than £8,000 was raised in the area, taking the national total to almost £390,000.

Bryony Johnson, who runs Water Babies classes locally, said: “With one in four women still tragically losing a baby in pregnancy or birth, chances are that we all know someone who’s experienced loss.

“So the help that our babies can give their unborn peers is absolutely crucial.

“Splashathon was a bit of hard work to organise, lots of fun to do – but amazing when you realise what a difference we make.

“I feel incredibly proud of – and equally humbled by – each and every one of the children and their parents for taking this truly worthwhile cause to their hearts.”

For more information on Tommy’s go to

To find a Water Babies class in Weston, go to

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