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]mamaacademy.org.uk and let her know that you have an interest. Pease join us… I don’t want jelly-legs alone!

Remember to donate just follow this link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Miles4MAMA&isTeam=true



Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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  1. Good luck lovely, I’m in great company x

  2. Good luck lovely 🙂 x

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