Event supports sick mums-to-be

Heather is pictured with her son Joesph.

Heather is pictured with her son Joesph.

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Brechin’s City Hall played host to a craft fair on Saturday which helped raise almost £900 for the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support.

Former Brechiner Heather Miranda, Pregnancy Sickness Support team leader for Scotland, hailed the event a great success stating that, along with many locals, people travelled from as far afield as Dundee, Aberdeen and Stirling to attend the fair.

She said: “Special thanks goes to Brechiner Sarah Archibald, a very special person, who put massive amounts of work into organising the event.

“Thanks must also go to her lovely family, as well as all the number of kind and generous businesses and friends who supported the event.”

Pregnancy Sickness Support is a registered UK charity working to improve care, treatment and support for women suffering from Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and the severe form of the condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

“We are currently a small charity and we rely heavily on donations and fund-raising from sufferers and the work of volunteers,” explained Heather.

“We are setting up a national support network for sufferers and raising awareness about the Nausea and Vomiting in pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum with the public, the media and Health Care
Professionals (HCPs).

“We are also involved in ongoing research into the cause and treatment of NVP and HG and the psychological impact for sufferers and their
families.

“We host an annual conference for Pregnancy Sickness and we are developing online training course for both volunteers and HCPs.

“Long term we would like to see the charity grow to reflect the national need for support for these condition.”

If you would like to get involved or donate to support our work then please visit www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk.”