The campaign is gathering momentum nicely, ready to support action that’s being planned for the Autumn of 2017. Thank you for all your donations that show us you care about midwifery as much as we do. We really are grateful. But we still need funds to provide posters, leaflets, events (online and offline) and demonstrations to build the campaign to ensure that we can say STOP the undermining of the midwifery profession. We’re fighting for midwives to uphold women’s rights and safety in childbirth which we believe are currently being drastically undermined.
Of course, the main aim of fundraising is to bring in much-needed cash, but there’s no reason the events can’t be enjoyable and we’re having a lot of fun as we raise both money and awareness of the issues facing midwives and women. Midwives and cakes do seem to have a special affinity and our members are planning all sorts of different ways of eating cake to show off their creativity. We also have some serious pampering going on, the perfect antidote to all our current stresses.
But midwives aren’t all about the cake, or the aromatherapy … when the going gets tough, the ARM legend who is Dr Irene Walton gets going. Irene is training for the very real personal challenge of the Manchester Women’s 10K, an inspiration to us (slightly) younger ARM members. And for something really different, the wonderful Chantelle Thornley draws on the theatrical aspects of her portfolio career (as well as a midwife and nurse, she’s also an actor-director!) in her efforts to help us to Save the Midwife. Here’s the roundup of all these events – we hope you can be part of this exciting campaign.
Nicky Grace had a garden party to celebrate her birthday and raised £415 !
Have a look at Nicky’s Fundraising Page
Irene Walton risks life and limb to Save the Midwife as she prepares for the Manchester Women’s 10K run
Go to Irene’s Fundraising Page to find out more and sponsor her.
Lisa-Marie South pledges to make – and eat – cake. Let’s get behind her!
28 September 2017 – Northampton Uni Freshers Event. ARM talk and cake by donation.
If you make a donation to my page without coming to an event, my pledge to you is that I will make you cake. If you are not local to me, I will post you the cake…so it may be worth making that donation ;)’
Bev Jervis is hosting a glorious pamper event – Save the Midwife and feel wonderful too!
ARM Sheffield are also making and eating cakes to Save the Midwife! They need your help …
Hilary Rosser says, ‘To support the campaign the Sheffield ARM group are hosting a fundraising event on August 13th 2pm to 4pm at Mavis Kirkham’s house, 221 Albert Road, Sheffield S8 9QY – a savoury and sweet ‘tea party’ with a raffle.
Everyone welcome, whether or not you have you used the maternity services, or are a midwife/ARM member. Come and taste the delights of our delicious homemade cakes! Come and meet up with Sheffield midwives and find out about the local campaign we are also working on – to get a Birth Centre for the women of Sheffield! Sheffield midwives come and meet friends old and new!’
Katherine celebrates the mothers and babies she has cared for
Chantelle Thornley – a remarkable midwife teaches about a remarkable woman, Irene Gut Opdyke.
Chantelle says, ‘I am raising money to support #savethemidwife for The Association of Radical Midwives because I see the very essence of our being is eroding. I do a talk about a remarkable woman called Irene Gut Opdyke. She was a rescuer of Jews during the holocaust and the subject of the play ‘Irena’s Vow’ the Dan Gordon’s Broadway play that I brought to the UK. I’m donating all my speaker fees for 2017-18 to the #savethemidwife campaign.’
Donate to one of these brilliant events, or become a fundraiser on Justgiving and we’ll give you loads of support and enouragement for your event!
Please contact Nicky if you’d like to help or just go for it.