Don't sponsor me, I want you to join me!

Around 1 in 80 pregnancies are ectopic.

To highlight this common and life-threatening condition, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust (EPT) is asking people to “do”* 80 miles in one month, with their #EPT80in1 challenge

* “do” can mean a few things (or a combination) - walk, run, cycle, scoot, rollerblade, skateboard, do a hexathlon combining all six - whatever. Doesn’t matter, as long at it’s you that’s cycling or scooting and not one of them E-types, and it’s safe (so not gymnastics tumbling); who cares?! Someone, please, do The Worm for 80 miles in August…

I’m pledging to raise £80 in August - doesn’t sound much, does it? Unremarkable, really. And I’ve put the first tenner in myself. Now I just need a to find a few good people to do the same.

However, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…

“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want”, I hear you cry…

I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha), I wanna really, really, really wanna get another 79 other people to setup their own fundraising page and join me in the challenge.

Do it on your own terms, in your own time (as long as you go the distance in August). Walk the dog. Walk the kids to school. Get off the bus a stop early (I’m usually getting off it a stop late, anyway…).

Breaking 80 miles down over 31 days in August means just 2.6 miles per day. That’s between 5,000 and 6,000 steps, roughly half an hour per day.

If you’d like to join me in the challenge, sign up here and then drop me an email to say you’re up for it.

If the challenge isn’t for you, but you’d like to sponsor me doing the challenge, you can do that, here. I thank you.

In the interests of transparency

Jilly and I had an ectopic pregnancy six or seven years ago. It was a pretty scary time and we had no idea there was support out there.

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust (EPT) provides that support. They are the only charity that focuses on ectopic pregnancy to provide such extensive general information and peer support for anyone that has experienced the condition.

More people - all people - including partners, employers, friends and family of people that experience an ectopic pregnancy should know the EPT exists.

That said:

  • The EPT is a Bravand client
  • Bravand is not helping EPT with this fundraising challenge
  • Bravand is receiving no money from EPT relating to this fundraising challenge
  • I probably wouldn’t have known about this challenge if it weren’t for the fact the the EPT is a Bravand client, but the fact that the EPT is a client is not the reason I’m doing this challenge. I just want to raise awareness.
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