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In Celebration

In Celebration

A Gift that keeps Giving

If you’re celebrating a special occasion like an engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday, why not consider asking your guests to make a donation to the Gidget Foundation in lieu of gifts?

It’s the perfect way to celebrate that special milestone, and at the same time support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

“I was introduced to the Gidget Foundation by my obstetrician Vijay Roach when I was pregnant with my first child. I was shocked and saddened to hear Gidget’s story. Perinatal anxiety and depression is a cause I had heard little to nothing about and so, when planning my baby shower I decided that I would ask my guests to donate to the foundation in lieu of gifts. In doing this I was able to do two things, raise money and most importantly raise awareness and get people talking about the mental health of new parents. Most of my guests had never heard of this cause and were very happy to contribute and learn more via a small leaflet I handed out. Many of them continued the conversation with their friends and families. The amount of money I raised wasn’t enormous but the impact of opening up a dialogue on a topic otherwise unspoken about was far-reaching. 

Sophie Henderson-Smart

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