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Max's Story

25th July 2018

We’re always so touched when people decide to raise money for us. The fundraising climate remains challenging and there are so many good causes out there, so when Tamba is chosen it’s a brilliant feeling.

Many of our wonderful Tamba fundraisers decide to take on a challenge because we have helped them or their families personally.

Maybe they accessed our free and confidential Twinline or were supported by our Bereavement Service. Or it could be that their twins were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and they want to help fund our appeal into learning more about this. Already, thanks to the support of fundraisers we have been able set up a registry and appoint a research midwife.

But twin dad Max Sheppard wanted to do something after being impressed with our multiple-focussed antenatal classes which are held all over the country.

He said: “My wife Jo and I have twin daughters. Tamba were able to provide antenatal classes specific to twins and multiples, not available anywhere else.

“We were incredibly lucky and both were born naturally and healthy and out of hospital relatively quickly. As such we have had little need of the amazing work Tamba do to support those not so fortunate. But we wanted to do something to help nonetheless.”

Over the 25th and 26th of August 2018, Max and his friend Simon will take on the 'South Coast Challenge'. It’s a 100km continuous hike (62 miles) between Eastbourne and Arundel covering Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters.

Starting on the Saturday morning Max and Simon will walk through the day, into and out of the night and Max says, “hopefully not too far into Sunday”. They’ll stop only for food and drink and the odd change of socks.

Good luck Max and Simon and we hope you reach your target of £500! If you want to support Max and help him get through those 62 miles, you can visit his fundraising page to donate and leave your message of support.

If you’d like to take on a challenge for Tamba please get in touch with our friendly fundraising team by emailing fundraising@tamba.org.uk and they can provide you with Tamba t-shirts.

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