Claire Hosie

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We're fundraising for the charity Sands!

Monday 4th Oct

Myself, Lynette, and Jacqueline are taking part in the Sands My Marathon My Way event, and in November we will be running a total of 26 miles in 26 days. Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. They exist to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it. 

Sands is a charity that is close to my heart. Over the past two years, mine and Bryans pregnancy journey has not only been difficult but heartbreaking. In June this year, we found out we were pregnant, for what would have been our fourth time, as we have previously experienced 2 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. So, when we found out, We were pregnant again we were petrified and excited all at the same time. In July we found out that this time around we were having twins. We really thought that this was going to be our time, and what had happened previously was the build-up to us finally getting our ready-made family. This all changed when I found out at 13 weeks something was wrong with one of our twins and the baby would sadly not survive. As heartbreaking as this news was we tried to remain positive and hopeful that the other baby would be ok.  However, our world again came crashing down when at four months pregnant we were told that both our baby's heartbeats had now stopped. The next part of the journey was one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with. Losing a baby at four months means that they have to induce labour, which was something that I was not physically or mentally prepared for. This process for me was not without its complications as there were issues through labour and I ended up in theatre. Our baby girls were born sleeping on 3rd September 2021.  

Due to the work that Sands do and the money they raise we were provided with a quiet room within the labour ward which allowed us to go through this heart-breaking time in peace as a couple and provided us with the privacy to say goodbye to our precious angels. They also provided us with memory boxes to remember our babies, as well as a number of people to talk to and connect with during this difficult time. Sadly, the death of a baby is not rare. Every day in the UK around 14 babies die before, during, or soon after birth. That means nearly every two hours a family is faced with the devastation of the death of their baby. 

I am not one to open up about my personal life and share my story on such a public forum, but pregnancy loss is such a taboo subject that I want to change the stigma around it. I want people to know that you are not alone, and there is a lot of support out there for partners and their families who are suffering a loss. I am also here if anyone needs someone to talk to, so please feel free to contact me if you need support. 

So to honor our five beautiful angels we have lost over the last two years, I want to give back to a charity that has really helped and supported me. I want to ensure that they can continue to help others who are suffering the loss of a baby, and keep providing vital support and guidance. I am also lucky to have two amazing friends who want to support me in the My Marathon My Way event. Myself and Bryan cannot thank our friends and family enough for been there for us over the last two years, we honestly don't know where we would be without you all. 

Please feel free to share our page, and we want to thank anyone who takes the time to donate. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£52.50

Heather Smith

Love you and B very much 💛

£52.50

Mama Hosie

Hi girls, how amazing, you are doing really well with fund raising for this fantastic charity, keep up the good work

£52.50

Arthur Hosie

Hi Claire fully support you and fundraising for this great charity, I'm sure you will do well xx

£40

Maureen Harkness

£21

Nicole Hood

❤️

£21

Jenn

Fantastic cause, well done for staying so strong xx

£21

Wee Boycey

Good luck xx

£21

Arthur Hosie

Wishing you all the best Claire with your fundraising

£10.50

Gordon Mcrae

£10

Amanda Wynd