Here is baby Clara. Her mum, Katie, is planning to raise £1000 for CMV Action this year. First off - The Wollaton Park 10k Run comprises of 2 laps of a 5k circuit across undulating terrain, composed of paths and grass in Nottingham's famous park.
Katie says '30 weeks into my pregnancy with my second child I was informed in a phone call that I had contracted CMV in pregnancy. I wasn't given any more information and so I googled, and what I found terrified me. We were referred to foetal medicine but, in the interim, which was only 5 days but felt like 5 years, I turned to CMV Action for support. I was lucky to be put in contact with a number of supportive people who really helped me, especially Rebecca Blinkhorn. The support of the charity (and Rebecca in particular) kept me sane as we went through extra scans and weeks of uncertainty.
So many people have never heard of CMV but I was shocked to discover that it is so common. I am so grateful to the charity, and I really believe that educating people about CMV should be more of a priority.
To say thank you to CMV Action, I am aiming to raise £1000 for them in 2017. As part of this, a team of six of my colleagues, including myself, will be running a 10K race in June. We are seeking to raise £300 towards my £1000 target using the following page....'
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