Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Megan to run one mile a day in aid of The Miscarriage Association

Throughout the month of October Megan from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Operations and Resilience team will be running one mile a day in aid of The Miscarriage Association.

Megan chose the charity after suffering a miscarriage in October 2019.  One year later, Megan decided to raise as much money as she can for her chosen charity and one close to her heart.

Megan said: “This time last year I was pregnant and I was happy, so happy.

“On 31 October I started bleeding, I knew straight away something was wrong. After a long time at the hospital, numerous consultations, and a scan it was confirmed I had had a missed miscarriage. That night was the worst night of my life.

“But I am not alone, one in four pregnancies ends in a loss. This is something many people choose to go through silently, and other than very close friends and family, I told no one. I am in no way ashamed of having a miscarriage but how do you bring it up in conversation?

“Being the run-up to that horrible anniversary I decided to do something to help me, I have decided I am going to run a mile every day in October to raise money for The Miscarriage Association.

“Unknown to me when I decided to do this challenge October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and this year 9 to 15 October is Baby Loss Awareness Week.

“No one has to go through a miscarriage alone, there is plenty of support available online. I was fortunate enough to have an incredible support system around me that got me through the heartache and confusion at the time, but I still felt so alone.”

Megan added: “There is no right or wrong way to get over a miscarriage, I am not sure I ever will.”

Anyone that needs support can go to:

To support Megan on her charity challenge and help her raise as much as possible please donate on her JustGiving page here

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