Charity event to raise funds for Pregnancy Sickness Support

Pictured: Heather and her son Joseph are pictured wearing their Pregnancy Support Sickness T-shirts to raise awareness of hyperemesis gravidarum.

Pictured: Heather and her son Joseph are pictured wearing their Pregnancy Support Sickness T-shirts to raise awareness of hyperemesis gravidarum.

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Pregnancy Sickness Support, a charity group which aims to raise awareness of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) amongst GPs and sufferers, is to hold a charity craft fair in Brechin this Saturday (March 16).

HG is an extreme form of sickness that affects women during pregnancy and can be fatal without treatment. HG can occur in one in 150 pregnant mothers and is the same condition that hospitalised the Duchess of Cambridge in the early stages of her pregnancy.

Organisers are expecting over 20 sellers’ tables at the event and live musical entertainment, bouncy castle, face painting, cake stalls and refreshments are on offer, along with a fantastic raffle.

Former Brechiner, Heather Miranda, who is team leader for Scotland, has herself suffered from the condition when she was pregnant with her son, Joseph. She joined Pregnancy Sickness Support to help raise awareness for the condition.

As part of her role as team leader, Heather is in charge of supporting all HG sufferers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England.

Speaking ahead of the craft fair, she said: “Sincere ‘thank yous’ have to go to Walker Harris Accountants, Mothercare, Semichem, Farmfoods, The Ashvale, Angus Tyres and also many kind friends for their fantastic donations. Their generosity is hugely appreciated.”

The charity craft fair takes place in the City Hall on Saturday, March 16 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., with all money raised going to the Pregnancy Sickness Support group.