My First Miles For #Miles4MAMA Challenge

I’m just coming up to my first completed month doing the #Miles4MAMA challenge, which sees me covering 1500 miles in just 10 months for the superb MAMA Academy. MAMA Academy are a charity that are helping more babies arrive safely, by and the #Mile4MAMA challenge is raising money for their Made To Measure campaign, promising to save the lives of 1000 babies lives through the nationwide uptake of customised growth charts, which can better detect growth restricted babies, a key early warning for stillbirth. I am honoured to be an ambassador for this superb charity that really have babies, mums and midwives interests at heart.

I started the challenge in the 13th of September and will be finishing on the 13th of July next year. So how have I found my first 24 days? Well, not too hard. Just recording my walks on the school run and errands around town, as well as taking the dog on some brisk walks have all added up to…. *drum roll please*… 130 miles!!! I am actually quite pleased with this. As I am only 24 days in, and If I can do this mileage (and a bit more) each month, I will smash my target!

Not too bad I don’t think. If you would like to sponsor me on my challenge you can give here on our fundraising page. Even if it’s just £1, you really will be helping to save babies lives. Don’t forget to Gift Aid it, if you are a UK tax payer, as this adds an extra 25p from the government for every £1 that you donate.

I’m not the only blogger sweating it out for the #Miles4MAMA challenge either. You can check out these other super bloggers who are also doing their bit. Jenny who blogs at Great North Mum. Vivienne who blogs at Another Bun.  Laura at Life With Baby Kicks. And Trudy at Titanium Trudy.



My #Miles4MAMA Challenge


Some of you may know that I am an ambassador for the superb MAMA Academy charity. Being a blogger it is important to help spread the word about good causes, and doing my best to help inform people of pretty important stuff. MAMA Academy aims to help more babies arrive safely into this world by supporting mums through pregnancy and providing up-to-date resources for midwives to facilitate best practice throughout maternity care. I am absolutely honoured to help this charity in every way that I can, so when their General Manager, trustee and blogger Great North Mum decided to walk/run/scurry her way through 1000 miles in 10 months we all got excited… and scared! Scared mostly, because she invited us fellow ambassadors to join her in this challenge. So, I will be covering 1500 miles in 10 months, starting, today, September 13th, and finishing on 13th of July next year. I have added an extra 500 miles to our original target, because I am a big walker already and rarely get into a car. Hopefully I bust that target though!

The challenge #Miles4MAMA supports MAMA Academy’s Made To Measure campaign and aims promises with all our might, to save 1000 babies’ lives through the nationwide uptake of customised growth charts, which can better detect growth restricted babies, a key early warning for stillbirth.

My most important piece of kit for the challenge will be my well loved Fitbit Charge. Its a watch, pedometer, alarm clock, miles counter (this bit is important) and calorie counter all-in-one that is permanently strapped to my wrist. I have owned it for a couple of months now, and I actually feel naked without it on now! I had also better invest in some better trainers. Oh, and my dog will be taking part in the challenge with me. He has no choice. Oh, without him the life of the Long Distance Blogger would be lonely 😉

Sadly, many of us know someone affected by the tragedy of stillbirth, and a member of my own family personally knows the pain. Together we can raise awareness and save babies lives. If you would like to sponsor us during our challenge, you can donate here, on the Virgin Money Giving page! Be it £1 or £100 every donation will be appreciated and will be saving babies lives.

Maybe you would also like to take part in our challenge. If you, just drop the lovely Jenny an email at jenny[at] and let her know that you have an interest. Pease join us… I don’t want jelly-legs alone!

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