Our Fundraisers – Archive

Caroline’s Manchester Marathon

  • 8 Apr 2018
  • Manchester, UK
On April the 8th Caroline will be taking part in the Manchester Marathon to fundraise for Fertility Network. Caroline says “I'm fundraising for Fertility Network, because infertility and IVF is one of the hardest challenges life can throw at us, and though I understand that it’s also an incredibly private…

Dev takes on the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon 2017

  • 17 Dec 2017
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
In all honesty I started off on this journey simply as a personal challenge with no intention of raising funds for charity. Having seen others complete marathons in recent years, and not being much of a runner myself, I felt it was time to find out if I could also…

Hannah & Gareth’s Cardiff 10k

  • 12 Nov 2017
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
Hannah and Gareth point out that they are not natural runners, but they are running a 10k for Fertility Network UK. They are one of the 1 in 6 couples who has difficulty in having a family naturally and know what a tough and emotional journey it is. They have…

Ruth’s Cardiff Half Marathon

  • 1 Oct 2017
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
Ruth is getting her trainers out to raise awareness and money for Fertility Network UK because it is close to her heart and challenges the many NHS inequalities around infertility to help so many women and couples to have children. As someone who has been there, Ruth feels strongly that people…

Heather’s 5k Run

  • 9 Jul 2017
I have never been much of a runner but recently started the couch to 5K running programme. I have found it difficult, but I am currently completing week 8 of 9 and have really enjoyed the challenge! As a result, I will be running my first 5K race on the…

Andreia’s Colour Run

  • 11 Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
Andreia was diagnosed with MRKH and infertility at the age of 17. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, dealing with challenges most teenagers don't have to worry about! Today, she feels thankful for her struggles because they have made her the woman she is, resilient, driven, kind hearted. For that…

Clare’s London to Brighton Challenge

  • 27 May 2017
On 27th May I am taking part in the London to Brighton marathon. I struggled to conceive and after two years of trying it was found that I had polycystic ovaries. The Fertility Network UK really helped me when I felt that I had no one to talk to (especially Christmas…

Karen’s Liverpool Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

  • 27 May 2017
  • Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
After the loss of their daughter Poppy Mai Savage my daughter and son in law have suffered 6 years of infertility. Their journey to become a family has been a challenging one to say the least. They have endured incredibly painful times and suffered the purest heartbreak anyone could imagine.…

Lucy’s The Snowden Ascend

  • 30 Apr 2017
  • Snowdon, Wales, United Kingdom
In April 2017, Lucy will be travelling to Wales to climb Snowden, having never done anything like this before it will be a bit of a challenge! She is doing this to raise funds for Fertility Network UK and that is because she has struggled with the impact of fertility…

Mia’s Christening

  • 23 Apr 2017
We chose to have guests at our daughters christening on the 28th August donate to Fertility Network. Without the vital research and support fertility issues receive through donations, people like myself and my husband, Mark, would probably not be parents. It is a huge topic in today's news about funding…

Fertility Bracelet

  • 11 Apr 2017
My name is Georgia I'm 26 and I'm an IVF warrior! My partner and I are onto our second fresh cycle. We have completed 1 frozen cycle also. Going into start IVF I don't think I was fully prepared for the emotional, mental and physical implications. My first cycle failed…

Helen’s Baby Shower

  • 9 Apr 2017
Helen feels very very lucky and excited to be expecting Baby Gordon in May and looking forward to celebrating at her baby shower! She’s asked that people donate to Fertility Network instead of buying gifts as knowing the money is going towards supporting others, like them and many of their…

Alice’s Sheffield Half Marathon

  • 9 Apr 2017
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
Running the Sheffield Half Marathon will be the biggest challenge for me yet. I want to run on behalf of Fertility Network - a charity which I admire. As a sufferer of PCOS, I know that in the future I could face fertility issues. It is clear to me that…

Kate’s Jurassic Coast Challenge

  • 24 Mar 2017
  • Jurassic Coast, United Kingdom
On 24th March Kate is taking on the Jurassic Coast challenge to raise money for Fertility Network UK.

The Pants Project

  • 14 Feb 2017
Natasha Bishop, a 19-year-old English Lit student in Oxford is the founder of The Pants Project. Natasha has a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome which led her to research other women’s stories of infertility. The Pants Project was born. It is a non-profit organisation set up to raise funds and awareness for…

Sophie’s ‘Brutal’ 5K Run page

  • 28 Jan 2017
My name is Sophie and I'm from the Isle of Wight. I decided to take on a challenge to raise money for Fertility Network UK for a couple of reasons. The first being that my husband Dan and I have just started undergoing some treatment for our difficulties with fertility,…

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

  • 29 Dec 2016
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nathalie and Kevin are climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge. Why? Because although it may be scary, there are so many more people out there scared. Scared of their own bodies, scared of their own minds and scared of struggling with it alone. Please sponsor us to raise money for these 2…

London #Fertility Cycle

  • 4 Nov 2016
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Avonmore Road, London, United Kingdom
With National Fertility Awareness Week (NFAW) just around the corner a London Fertility Cycle – Static Bike Challenge has been organised which will take place between 10am and 4pm on Friday 4th November in West Kensington. I would like to thank Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness for providing a venue for the…

Scotland’s Fertility Cycle

  • 2 Nov 2016
  • Glasgow Central Station, Gordon Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Scotland's Fertility Cycle is a static bike challenge taking place on Wednesday 2nd November in Glasgow Central Station from 8am - 4pm during National Fertility Awareness Week.  You can get involved in so many ways, jump on a bike for 10 minutes or half and hour, help out on the day having…

Alice’s Cardiff Half Marathon

  • 2 Oct 2016
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
Alice, who is the charity’s co-ordinator in Wales is running in the Cardiff half marathon to raise money for Fertility Network UK Visit Alice's Just Giving page to donate