Borne on the Move

Borne on the Move is a global campaign bringing all of our supporters together to get active in lockdown and help us build a gallery of amazing GPS art, created simply by moving around!

It may not have been the start to the year that we had hoped for, but at Borne, we’re staying positive and keeping up the momentum. Borne on the Move is about connecting our wonderful community through creativity and movement; about coming together even as we stay apart; and about raising money to continue our groundbreaking research that will mean that no baby is born too soon.

Whether you’re a family looking for lockdown activities, or an athlete looking for fun ways to challenge yourself; wherever you are, whatever your ability … we want YOU! Here’s how to get involved in four simple steps…

1.GET INVOLVED

Support your team or create your own fundraiser by visiting  our campaign on JustGiving

Click here.

2.GET CREATIVE

Choose your route location (parks are a good place to start) and either print off a map or download a route planning app (like Strava or MapMyRun). Now it’s time to get creative by drawing your route – scroll down for inspiration!

3.GET MOVING

Grab your map and a phone with a tracking app (like Strava or MapMyRun – both are free to create an account), and get out there! Track your movements and watch your design come to life – and don’t forget to take a selfie to share alongside your route!

4.GET SHARING

Let the world see your art! Share a screenshot of your route on social media, tagging @BorneCharity and using the hashtag #BorneOnTheMove, and post on your fundraising page too. Send your creation to family and friends and encourage them to donate – either to your own page or to the Borne On The Move campaign – on JustGiving.

Please remember to observe all of the current Covid restrictions when exercising outdoors.

LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?

Anything goes when planning your route: writing, flowers, animals, objects – the sky’s the limit! Why not get together with a group of friends or classmates and each create one part of a bigger picture or word? Here are some of our own route designs – get inspired or print them off and use them yourself!

Hyde Park Sun

Richmond Park Heart

Clapham Common Borne

Check out @stravaart and @strav.art on Instagram for a selection of awesome designs – here are some of our favourites!

THE IMPACT OF YOUR FUNDRAISING

In spite of the pandemic, we’ve been keeping up the momentum – our research is continuing, and is more exciting than ever! We have been consulting with the best scientific minds who have dedicated their careers to understanding pregnancy and childbirth. We asked for their informed view on what is inhibiting progress, and what can be done to help unlock the much needed answers and scientific breakthroughs that can transform clinical practice.  

This consultation has given rise to a proposal for an open-source global collaboration that we are very excited to support. We have just announced a grant call to invite scientists and their research organisations to apply to be part of Borne’s Uterine Mapping Project (BUMP). 

Your donation enables us to fund this new ground-breaking project with confidence. Click here to find out more about BUMP.