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What is Research Rocks?

It's our latest fundraising appeal to pay for research to save babies' lives.

News of the record-breaking drop in twin stillbirths and neonatal deaths means we are doing something right. A report by Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRACCE-UK) on 15th June showed that between 2014 and 2016:

  • Neonatal deaths in twins fell by one third
  • Twin stillbirths fell by almost half – the fastest drop in stillbirths in any population since records began
  • Meaning 305 babies’ lives saved!


We are super excited about this and very proud Tamba’s strategic aim ‘to cut poor outcomes in multiple pregnancies’ was achieved by design, not accident – a combination of targeted campaigning, educating and of course, research.

It’s hard, exhausting work and we have achieved so much only because of YOUR help and support.  YOU saved a record-breaking number of lives.

BUT… compared with singletons, twins are still

  • Over 1.5 x more likely to end in a stillbirth
  • Over 3 x more likely to end with neonatal death

We want to save even more babies’ lives and believe further clinical research is critical. Research is now an integral part of what we do. Our partnership with the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) is continuing.  We want to raise a minimum of £20,000 which they will match fundThis will pay for two more research bursaries.


Tamba WILL NOT STOP its pioneering clinical research programmes until we drive down twin stillbirths and neonatal deaths even further and the figures are at least the same as singletons.

We hope you feel the same and will continue to support us in our life-saving mission. 

In a nutshell, we think research totally rocks!  Tamba rocks! YOU rock!


YOUR support will be critical to saving even more babies lives. If you would like to help us rock the research and fundraise in any way, shape or form, please contact LucieWigley@tamba.org.uk

Please help us to rock the research by

  1. Donating
  2. Fundraising in any way, shape or form. 
  3. Spreading awareness by painting rocks and sharing on social media


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