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Thank you to Tracey Sharp, one of our #100FertilityFaces.

Tracey says :

“I am one of the #100FertilityFaces raising funds for Fertility Network UK because I understand how it feels to be 1 in 7”

Sophie’s Fertility Swim!

Sophie is supporting NFAW.

She says”I have decided to challenge myself to do a sponsored 3 hour swim for fertility network UK. I chose this charity as it offers immense support to couples suffering from this crippling  disease. We are suffering male unexplained fertility problems and would like to raise awareness of what this charity provides, how hard it is suffering from infertility, to make it less a taboo subject and reduce the stigma of it. ”

The NHS Funding is failing couples who are needing treatment to help them conceive and number of IVF cycles are greatly decreasing with some catchment areas not even allowed any cycles on the NHS. This is highly frustrating and devastating for those couples. This charity helps campaign for better NHS treatment and campaign for NHS funding.

A private Cycle of IVF is costly and can start from £4500+.


Jane’s 100k Challenge

Jane Stewart is supporting NFAW by cycling 100k!!


She says “I have volunteered to be one of 100 “faces” raising a minimum target of £100 each.  I will be at work all the week of 30th October- 3rd November and supporting INUK and the Joint Fertility Societies at the weekend 4th and 5th November but along the way (despite it being the depths of Autumn) I thought I could manage 100 km of cycling.  So I am aiming for a minimum target of £1 per km cycled.”

Andreia Trigo supporting NFAW

“My name is Andreia Trigo (RN BSc MSc) and I was diagnosed with infertility at the age of 17. This challenge made me question my identity, my self-worth, my self-image, my role in a relationship, in family and in society.  Using logotherapy and neurolinguistic programming, I was able to find peace and live a happy, fulfilling life. It has been my life mission ever since to help other people achieve the same. 

This book is part of that mission. It combines my personal experience and my work experience as a fertility coach and nurse specialist, so others who are facing fertility and involuntary childlessness challenges can:

  • Cope with the losses of infertility
  • Create a new fertility plan
  • Increase their chances of success in achieving that plan.

These strategies will help you find balance, peace, joy and strength to rise above inevitable suffering and live a meaningful, purposeful life regardless of circumstances.”

I have just set up the Just Giving page linked to NFAW:
For every £12 donation to Fertility Network UK through this page, I will send a copy of my recently published book.

The Hewitt Fertility Centre #FertillityCycle

#FertilityCycle – The Hewitt Fertility Centre, in partnership with National Fertility Awareness Week are organising a cycle event to raise money and awareness for fertility issues.

30th October 2017:  The Hewitt Fertility Centre is one of the largest and most successful fertility clinics in Europe and we are constantly working to help those who may be suffering with fertility concerns overcome them and achieve their dream of building a family.

It is in that spirit that we have announced that, to mark the start of National Fertility Awareness Week, we will be holding a 100 mile, road cycling event alongside a static cycling race in the lobby of the Liverpool Women’s’ Hospital.

The two-part event will see a team of staff from the hospital set out on a 100 mile round trip from The Liverpool Women’s Hospital to Oldham General Hospital and back again. The half way point of Oldham General hospital is of particular significance to us here at the Hewitt fertility Centre, as it was the Hospital where Louise Brown, the first baby conceived by means of IVF treatment, was born. Louise will be celebrating her 40th birthday next year and we believe this will be a perfect way to pay tribute to her, as well as the millions of other babies who have been given the gift of life as a result of this miraculous treatment.

While the road cycling event is underway, patients, staff and visitors will be encouraged to hop onto one of the static spin bikes in the reception area of the hospital and cycle for however long they feel comfortable, with the aim of amassing 100 miles by the end of the day. The event will include an informal competitive element, with real time updates of the cyclists’ journey to Oldham displayed alongside the accumulative distance achieved by the static bikes.

Donation forms and collection buckets will be available for anybody who wishes to donate to this amazing cause. For those who won’t be in attendance on the day, a Just Giving page has been set up at,

#FertilityCycle will be taking place from 8:00AM until 5:00PM on Monday 30th October 2017.

For any additional information, please contact

#FertilityCycle will be taking place from 8:00AM until 5:00PM on Monday 30th October 2017.

For any additional information, please contact

Cake Sale for Fertility Network UK – Charlotte Dawson

Many of you will know of my personal grapples with infertility and how passionate I am to raise awareness of this challenging situation many men and women find themselves in. Through the support of others, including those at Fertility Network UK, I have gained the strength to pursue a journey to motherhood and have a family. Without the help of Fertility Network UK I would still be sat at the bottom of a mountain unable to put one foot in front of the other. I’ve now registered as one of the #100FertilityFaces and committed myself to raise £100 for this incredible charity during National Fertility Awareness Week.

Find out more about Charlotte’s Case sale at

Survival of the Fittest… Embryologist!

As an embryologist a Thames Valley Fertility and having worked for The Fertility Partnership for the last 6 years Danielle has seen first hand the impact and devastation of infertility.

As professionals in the field we do our best to overcome any barriers to starting a family using medicine and science. While understanding that providing support and knowledge to address the emotional impact of infertility and accessibility to treatment is equally important.

Therefore Danielle is doing this crazy human rat race for the UK’s leading patient-focused fertility charity, The Fertility Network UK. Their annual National Fertility Awareness Week (30th Oct – 5th Nov) aims to raise awareness and change perceptions of fertility issues.

The funds raised are used by The Fertility Network to help provide much needed free support to the 1 in 6 couples, and others, in the UK who struggle with infertility. This is a worthy cause in the eyes of Thames Valley Fertility and so much so that Danielle is willing to get very, very wet to support the cause.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this event and any donations are gratefully received.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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After 40 year’s it’s time for #IVFGoldStandard for all across the UK. That means access to 3 full NHS IVF cycles for all eligible individuals under 40, including couples where one person has a child from a previous relationship. Find out how you can help HERE.