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Ambassadors

The Miscarriage Association’s ambassadors programme was launched in early 2015, and brings together high-profile supporters to help us raise awareness and reduce the taboo surrounding pregnancy loss. We are delighted to have their support.

Julia Hartley Brewer

julia_hartley-brewerJulia is a print and broadcast journalist, who has worked for a number of newspapers and radio shows such as The Evening Standard, The Guardian and LBC. and presents the weekday mid-morning programme on Talk Radio (10.00 – 13.00).  She is a regular guest on programmes such as Have I Got News for You and Any Questions.

Drawing on her own experience of recurrent miscarriage, Julia wrote a powerful article for The Times in March 2015, entitled ‘I had 4 miscarriages in six years. I know I’m not alone’. A preview of this article is available online. She also appeared on the BBC’s Pointless Celebrities in October 2014, donating her £1250 winnings to the Miscarriage Association.

It wasn’t until I lost my first baby that I realised just how common miscarriage is and that so many people are living with so much grief but rarely speaking about it.

That’s why I know how important the work of the Miscarriage Association is, because they helped me to get through what was one of the hardest times in my life.

Matthew Burton

 

matthew_burtonEnglish teacher Matthew Burton featured in Channel Four’s series Educating Yorkshire in 2013.

Matthew and his wife experienced a miscarriage on Christmas Eve in 2012, and he has since run the Great Yorkshire Marathon raising funds for the Miscarriage Association, as well as donating his £20,666 winnings from Celebrity Chase in December 2014.

Although that moment of loss will never go away, it’s certainly taught me a few things. Firstly, to talk about it. It helped. Those who knew about it thought they couldn’t say the right things, I’m sure, but every supportive word helps.