Berlin Marathon 2018 - Running for Heartfelt & The Stillbirth Foundation

Fundraiser Gavin Blue
Funds go to My Cause Gift Fund for Heartfelt Giving the Gift of Photographic Memories and Stillbirth Foundation Australia
$13,055 raised
100%
GOAL $12,000
111 donations
 
since May 2018
 
 
 
 

Berlin Marathon 2018

Since Alexandra died during birth in 2006, I have worked tirelessly with Heartfelt to make a difference to families who have lost a child. To date, Heartfelt has gifted photography to more than 9000 families on this difficult journey of grief.

I have decided to run the Berlin Marathon in September for Heartfelt and the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. Stillbirth Foundation Australia is the only Australian charity dedicated to stillbirth research. This organisation is recognised nationally as a leading voice on stillbirth and represents and supports thousands of Australian families who have been touched by stillbirth. They also play an important role in funding research. Every day, six babies are stillborn in Australia. The Stillbirth Foundation works to reduce this statistic and to raise awareness.

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from around Australia and New Zealand dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses. All services are provided free of charge.

Both organisations are 100 percent community funded.

Any amount you could give would be fantastic! All donations are tax deductible.

Thanks so much for your support. Wish me luck!

Gav

#sixaday #iamthatstatistic #stillbirth #stillbirthawareness

3
updates

05
Aug
Today I had the pleasure of catching up with Pete, Lisa and Amy. Pete is also running the Berlin Marathon for the Stillbirth Foundation. It was so good to talk about reasons for running as well as training and fundraising progress.
Lisa (behind the camera) and Amy will be on the sidelines with my wife Kelly cheering us on.
Thank you for your support with donations and sharing the page through your networks.
We have 6 weeks to go.
Last month Heartfelt looked after 143 families across Australia and New Zealand and this is only a portion of the families that endured stillbirth that month.
Your support helps with research to reduce the number of stillbirths as well as funding for Heartfelt to look after families with free photography sessions.
Thank you.
17
Jun
Hi everyone, while on a recent shoot in Asia I kept up the running through the oppressive heat and humidity and the annoying habit of continuing to get lost. The above photo was one of my unplanned routes in Jakarta.
The hard work starts now I am 12 weeks out the the main marathon plan starts.
Thank you for your support.
G
13
May
What a great start. Thank you everyone for your support.
Also running in the Berlin Marathon in September is friend Simon Heppleston. I met Simon and his wife Sally in the most horrible of circumstances 10 years ago when I photographed a Heartfelt session with them and their stillborn daughter Hope.
Simon and Sally are tireless and passionate supporters of The Stillbirth Foundation and Heartfelt.
(I didn't say I am running with Simon because he is so much faster than me ???? ???????? )
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$13,055 raised
100%
GOAL $12,000
111 donations
 
since May 2018
 
Fundraising for
My Cause Gift Fund for
Heartfelt Giving the Gift of Photographic Memories
Stillbirth Foundation Australia
Funds donated to the My cause Gift Fund will be split 50/50 between Stillbirth Foundation Australia and Heartfelt Giving the Gift of Photographic Memories. The Trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.
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Gavin Blue
South Yarra VIC
 
 

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