We are both mothers who have permanent colostomies as a result of very serious, rare injuries sustained through childbirth.
We want to raise awareness of the 30,000 women who experience traumatic births every single year, with numbers rising during the Covid pandemic of 2020/21.
We also want to raise awareness of people with hidden disabilities, such as stomas, and to give fellow ostomates hope of an active life.
We are raising money for the charity Gill recently founded, Chameleon Buddies, which supports and empowers women to adjust to changes in their life as a result of childbirth and/or stoma surgery, with support groups in Northumberland starting in the autumn. In addition, we support the women at the Gynocare & Fistula Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya, by providing them with stoma supplies which they are currently lacking, with the aim to set up a continence clinic at the Hospital for stoma/childbirth aftercare.
As from 14th June 2022, all donations to this Go Fund Me will be going directly to the Chameleon Buddies charity. You can find out more at www.chameleonbuddies.org.uk .
Please note that initially we were raising money for three charities. As from 14th June 2022, all donations to this Go Fund Me will be going directly to the Chameleon Buddies charity. You can find out more at www.chameleonbuddies.org.uk .
Birth Trauma Association - https://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/
Colostomy UK - https://www.colostomyuk.org/
Beyond Fistula - https://www.beyondfistula.com
they support women and girls in Kenya who have obstetric fistulas, some of whom have stomas but have no stoma products.