Team Amma smashed its fundraising target for this year’s Great Scottish Run, raising over £1200 to support refugee and asylum seeking women facing pregnancy and birth alone.
On Sunday, 29 September, seven dedicated volunteers—each with varying level of running experience—took part in the Great Scottish Run. Together, they completed the 10 kilometre course and raised vital funds in support of Amma.
In total, Team Amma raised an incredible £1260 in donations—nearly doubling our fundraising target.
These funds will be used to provide trained, nurturing birth companions to vulnerable mothers in Glasgow.
Thank you to everyone who took part, and also to everyone who made a donation—your support will truly make a difference to the lives of refugee and asylum seeking mothers across Glasgow.
There are many ways to support our work. Find out how to get involved.
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On March 8, 2022, Amma Birth Companions is taking part in the Big Give ‘Women and Girls Match Fund’ campaign, with an ambitious target to raise £20,000 in just one week. All funds raised will go towards the creation of the Amma Access Fund: a new grant designed to make training in birth work more accessible to women from underrepresented groups.
In Scotland we have a proud history of protest, of raising our voices against the injustices that blight our society and speaking truth to power.
We – the undersigned – are proud to work in a country that values compassion and fairness. Though across our communities and sectors we work to achieve different things, today we are united in our opposition to the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill.