Let’s get together to support NFAW
The Fertility Show is backed by the UK’s leading fertility support charity, Fertility Network UK (formerly known as Infertility Network UK). They provide information, support and advice to all those struggling to conceive. So, it’s now just one week now until the launch of National Fertility Awareness Week (NFAW) – and it looks set to be another exciting event, with fundraising and awareness activity taking place across the country. NFAW runs from October 31st until 6th November and culminates with The Fertility Show.
In the build-up to the Week, people across the UK have been showing their support for Fertility Network’s #HiddenFaces campaign. The project highlights the unseen, intimate and day-to-day reality of fertility issues, overturns commonly-held misconceptions about fertility struggles and shines a spotlight on the untold fertility stories. As part of this campaign, a series of intimate films has been released. Watch the #HiddenFaces videos: including The Pain of Never and Zero Count. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OEDYZ19EuE
So, what else is happening during the Week? Many fertility clinics will be hosting cake bakes to raise funds for the charity, as well as inviting people to attend information and awareness raising events. On the eve of the Show,Fertility Network UK will also be holding the Fertility Cycle challenge at the Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness building, just 5 minutes away from Olympia! Clinics are already signing up to take part in the exercise bike 2K and 5K challenge and we will be encouraging all those setting up for the show to come and have a cycle too. A static bike challenge will also take place in Glasgow Central Station on Wednesday 2nd November from 8am – 4pm. People can get involved in so many ways, jump on a bike for 10 minutes or half an hour or longer, help out on the day having fun motivating our volunteers, or make a small donation to help Fertility Network make a difference to the 1 in 6 couples who experience the pain fertility problems can bring.
And, as a long standing supporter of the Show, Fertility Network UK will of course be at The Fertility Show again to talk to visitors and guide them to the right source of advice and information. Susan Seenan, CEO of Fertility Network will also be on the panel of the new Q&A stage. For the first time, the stage will give visitors the opportunity to put forward their questions, either openly or anonymously, to a panel of fertility experts and leading representatives from fertility groups and charities. To see the timetable for the Q&A stage and to book your tickets to the Show, please see https://www.fertilityshow.co.uk/london
To download #HiddenFaces posters and infographics on Fertility Myths and The Five Ages of Female Fertility go to http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/nfaw/