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Miles for Mamas 2024 – run or walk to raise money for Amma

It’s a new year and race season is coming up fast!
Last year we had an amazing time at the Supernova Run in Falkirk, and the Kiltwalk all the way from Glasgow Green to Balloch – and we’re getting ready to do it all again! Will you join us to walk and run #milesformamas and raise money for our services, to ensure that pregnant people in Glasgow don’t have to give birth alone? We have two amazing events coming up this spring, which will be wonderful opportunities to have fun, get fit, and support Amma all at the same time.

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A Very Amma Holiday – AmFam’s Holiday Celebration

This holiday season, our Peer Support Volunteers took Amma’s festive celebration into their own hands, and they created such a beautiful occasion for everyone. For many it was the first time they had planned a festive get together, and they poured such love and enthusiasm into every element of the party. From the decorations to entertainment to costumes to choosing the best snacks, every detail was considered. And the result was the warmest, most delightful day, with treats for all!

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Amma recognised at the Scottish Health Awards 2023

Each year the Scottish Health Awards recognises the contributions of health and social care practitioners who work hard to ensure the highest quality of care for all. This year’s ceremony held on 2nd November 2023 brought together healthcare professionals, organisations and advocates from across Scotland.

This year Amma was nominated for a third time for the Tackling Health Inequalities Award. In 2021 we won for the first time and now we’re delighted to say that in 2023 Amma’s work has been recognised again by the Scottish healthcare community.

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Marking Black Maternal Mental Health week – breaking cultural barriers and combatting isolation

This week is UK Black Maternal Mental Health Week (BMMHW), taking place from 25th September to 1st October. BMMHW is an annual event that aims to promote education, advocacy, and support for Black women during their pregnancy and postpartum journey, which is deeply relevant for the Amma community.

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Amma Trustee, Vongayi Mufara, named ‘Trustee of the Year’ by SCVO

On June 23, we were delighted to attend the Scottish Charity Awards in Edinburgh. Hosted by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), these awards celebrate the individuals and organisations that strengthen our communities and improve people’s lives across Scotland. This year’s shortlist included Amma’s Vice-Chair, Vongayi Mufara, who was awarded Trustee of the Year.

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International Women’s Day 2023 – Wise Women’s Words, Part 1

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to honour the experiences and identities of all those who experience oppression under patriarchy — and to talk about the specific injustices faced by women and birthing people. Here at Amma, we believe these conversations shouldn’t take place on just one day a year. So, this International Women’s Day we’re kicking off a three-part series of frank and open discussions focused on the many intersections of reproductive justice.

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