The organisers of a sponsored pram relay along Douglas seafront are looking for participants to take part.
The event, on Sunday, September 8, is in aid of The Jane’s Big Push campaign to raise £20,000 to refurbish two rooms on the labour ward at Noble’s Hospital into a home-from-home birthing room.
It will start at midday from the Sea Terminal building and walkers will work in teams to complete the distance of the TT course – 37.73 miles – 10 return trips of Douglas promenades.
Event organiser Aimee Pease, of Antenatal Personal Training, explained why she was supporting the campaign: ‘I qualified as an antenatal educator and doula earlier this year and I have set up my own business offering private antenatal classes, pregnancy relaxation classes and I am working as a doula so will be spending time up at The Jane with my clients.
‘I have had three children myself and I really enjoyed the experiences of childbirth. I want other mums (and dads too) to be able to enjoy their experience too.
‘I know by helping raise money for The Jane’s Big Push it will help create an even nicer environment for mums to be to relax and enjoy their experience of childbirth.
‘Everyone who has a baby on the island needs the facilities of The Jane so it’s important we have the best environment possible.’
Aimee is looking for anyone who is willing to walk at least one return length of the promenade with a pram.
Children are welcome to join in too with either a toy pram or a bike, so the whole family can participate.
Walkers will be placed into a team on the day and will be walking in at least pairs so that they are not walking past 4pm.
Alternatively, groups of four or more people can register as a team and cover the full distance between them.
For more details, or to register your name and get a sponsor form, contact Aimee on 217624 or email email@example.com