Yesterday, we held a ‘Bake a cake at work’ day at Pegasus Lots of people baked and others provided shop bought cakes and we raised a grand total of £147.54 for the Group B Strep Support charity. This was pushed over the £200 mark by a private donation by the partner of one of our employees.
Just as importantly though we carried on raising awareness and I learnt that first time mum-to-be Natalie Green who works in our Support department had attended a number of antenatal classes and had not been made aware of GBS or the tests available privately. Everyone in the office was full of cake by the end of the day but perhaps the biggest plus point of the day was Natalie’s face when she was told that the test was not routinely available in the UK as part of standard antenatal care but is in many other countries and is available to purchase privately for £35 and it is more accurate than the standard test offered by a very small number of NHS Trusts throughout the UK.
A good day that exceeded all expectations and stopped any doubts that Mia’s legacy was slowly diminishing xx