Borne Shooting Day 2021

Borne Shooting Day 2021 Held on Thursday 1st July at the beautiful Royal Berkshire Shooting School, we enjoyed a great day of clay pigeon shooting. Our first non-virtual event of the year was our most successful Shooting Day ever! In keeping with COVID-19 government...

Finn’s Story – by Fiona Mylchreest

Finn’s Story – by Fiona Mylchreest To mark her first son Finn’s 21st birthday, Fiona reflects on his premature birth and the implications it has had on his life. Last week we celebrated the joy of having our son in our lives for twenty-one years. We...

Borne Golf Day 2020

Borne Golf Day 2020 Hosted by Borne Patron and rugby legend Will Greenwood, Borne’s Golf Day was held on October 1st at the beautiful and iconic Sunningdale Golf Club. After the uncertainty of the past few months, we felt we achieved the impossible with Golf Day 2020....

Claire and Alex’s Story

CLAIRE AND ALEX’S STORY Claire and Alex lost their first daughter, Sylvie, because she was born too soon. Claire was young and healthy – there was nothing to indicate that she was at risk of premature labour. And once it became clear, it was too late. Your...

Wonderland 2019

Wonderland 2019 An unrivalled extravaganza of delights in the heart of Central London, our biennial gala was an evening of fine dining, entertainment and money-can’t-buy auction prizes. Borne’s biennial gala was held at the iconic Freemason’s Hall in Central...

Borne Golf Day 2019

Borne Golf Day 2019 Borne’s Golf Day returned to Sunningdale Golf Club on Thursday 3rd October for another great day of friendly competition. Hosted by Borne Patron Will Greenwood MBE and Borne Trustee Nick Hurrell, 20 teams joined together to support Borne and...

Borne Shooting Day 2019

Borne Shooting Day 2019 Borne’s first ever Shooting Day was held at the beautiful Royal Berkshire Shooting School on 25th September 2019. We had exclusive use of the superb shooting facilities and experienced RBSS instructors. Each participating gun shot at...

Charlotte, Jamie & Molly’s Story

CHARLOTTE, JAMIE & MOLLY’S STORY Since November 2017, Borne has been running ProgrAm, a clinical study of the use of aminophylline with progesterone to delay the onset of preterm labour. Currently ProgrAm is testing the tolerability of the drug. Charlotte, one of...

Borne to Dance 2019

Borne to Dance 2019 On March 19th 2019, Darcey Bussell and Michael Nunn hosted a spectacular evening of dance performances at The Royal Opera House in aid of Borne. The magical Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House was the venue for a unique evening of dance by...

A Splashing Fundraiser

A splashing fundraiser Despite temperatures close to 0°C, Borne Ambassador Alistair Petrie jumped into an outdoors, unheated pool last weekend after fans raised over $1,000 in aid of Borne’s research into premature birth. Alistair was “helped” in his mission by fellow...

Borne Golf Day 2018

Borne Golf Day 2018 20 teams enjoyed an exhilarating competition against Borne Patron Will Greenwood and sporting legends at Sunningdale Golf Club. Borne’s annual Golf Day was held on 11 October. We were delighted to have exclusive use of the 18 hole Old Course at...

Hope beyond baby loss: Nishul and Chandrika’s story

Hope beyond baby loss: Nishul and Chandrika’s story Nishul and Chandrika were parents to premature twin daughters in 2016. When Chandrika became pregnant again, she took part in a Borne-funded feasibility trial of a new drug to prolong labour and prevent preterm...

Arctic Challenge 2018: Superwoman of the Arctic

Arctic Challenge 2018: Superwoman of the Arctic Our first Arctic blog is with Team Borne’s superwoman, Georgie Breitmeyer. As the country commemorates the milestone anniversary of 100 years since women won the right to vote, we spoke to Georgie about how she’s...

10-year-old girls raise £1,500 in a triathlon for Borne

10-year-old girls raise an amazing £1,500 in a triathlon for Borne Ten-year-old Lois and Freya aren’t afraid of a challenge. In August, they completed their first triathlon and raised an amazing £,1500 in support of Borne’s research into premature birth. On a break...

Life in the NICU: A Father’s Perspective

Coping with life in the NICU: A father’s perspective Ahead of Father’s Day, we spoke to David Madoc-Jones about the birth of his daughter Edie at 23 weeks + 4 days and how he coped with the experience. On 2 February 2017, Edie came into our lives after 23 weeks...

David and Nicola’s Story

David and Nicola’s Story David shares his terrifying experience of when his wife Nicola went into labour at just 23 weeks. Everything had been going well. My wife Nicola had had a 20-week scan, and everything looked healthy. And then one night in late January, I...

Borne’s Arctic Challenge 2018

borne’s arctic challenge 2018 In April 2018, nine adventurers led by Alan Chambers MBE and Wayne Hoyle trekked to the North Pole to raise awareness and funds for research into premature birth. The team trekked for up to 8 hours a day in freezing temperatures,...

Nihad’s Story

Nihad’s Story Nihad Abdelaziz is the first patient to be recruited for Borne’s initial clinical trial programme for pregnant women. The programme will test a combination of cAMP agonist, aminophylline, with progesterone as a potential treatment to delay the...

Kathleen’s Story

A Heart as Strong as a Lion: Kathleen’s Story To commemorate Mother’s Day 2018, Kathleen Brooks writes about her daughter’s unexpected preterm arrival. My story begins on 26 November 2017 when I was 22 weeks pregnant. I was driving my son to a birthday party...

Will And Caro Greenwood’s Story

WILL AND CARO GREENWOOD’S STORY Rugby legend Will Greenwood and his wife Caro share their heart-breaking story and their reasons for supporting Borne. Your support can help us to invest in groundbreaking research, so that no parent has to experience what Will and Caro...

“My Fabulous Five” – by Fiona Mylchreest

“My Fabulous Five” – by Fiona Mylchreest Fiona is the mother of five children – all of whom were born prematurely. Here, she talks about what this means for their family and the frustration of not knowing why. I have five fabulous children....

Dean and Sarah Mumm’s Story

DEAN AND SARAH MUMM’S STORY Australian rugby captain Dean Mumm and his wife Sarah are parents to three children, but only get to raise one. They tell their poignant story of the premature birth of their three children. Your support can help us to invest in...

Alistair & Lucy Petrie’s Story

ALISTAIR AND LUCY PETRIE’S STORY Hollywood actor Alistair Petrie and his wife Lucy discuss the premature birth of their twin boys, and what can be done to address what we do not know about the causes of premature birth. Your support can help us to invest in...

Borne Golf Day 2017

Borne Golf Day 2017 Our inaugural Golf Day took place on 4 October 2017 and we were delighted to have exclusive use of Sunningdale Golf Club. With beautiful surroundings and a challenging 18-hole course, it was a fantastic day of sport to raise funds for Borne. Rugby...

When I grow up, I want to be…

When I grow up, I want to be… – by Dr Alice Varley Women’s accomplishments, particularly in science, can often be forgotten from our history books. To mark International Women’s Day and British Science Week, Borne scientist Alice Varley shares one female...

“Please, be my Valentine” – by Fiona Mylchreest

“Please, be my Valentine” – by Fiona Mylchreest Fiona recounts the story of the lead-up to the birth of her second child, who was due on Valentine’s Day. My second baby was due on St.Valentine’s Day. I flirted with the idea of giving him or her...

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month Dr Francois Sousa dos Santos, Borne PhD student, is investigating the effect of heart disease on pregnancy. February is National Heart Month, and so we sat down to talk to him about about his project, how he got involved in...

Christmas in the NICU – by Fiona Mylchreest

Christmas in the NICU – by Fiona Mylchreest Fiona talks about her first Christmas with her first born, Finn, who was born prematurely. There was a time we thought Finn would be in NICU for Christmas. Not so surprising, you might think, considering he was due in...

How premature babies grow – by Fiona Mylchreest

How premature babies grow – by Fiona Mylchreest Why do premature babies grow as they do? Fiona Mylchreest, mother of five and wife of Borne Chairman, reflects on her children’s experiences. I always got a bit mixed up with biology and evolution and the story of...

Understanding Uterus Function

UNDERSTANDING UTERUS FUNCTION WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND PRETERM LABOUR The pregnant uterus and the brain are the only two remaining organs in the human body where there is scientific disagreement on how they actually work. A better understanding of uterus function is...

Profile of a Borne PhD Student

NUTRITION & PRETERM BIRTH: PROFILE OF A BORNE PHD STUDENT AnnieBelle Sassine is a Lebanese licensed dietician and a PhD student at Imperial College. She is working on a project that links nutrition to pregnancy complications, preterm labour and fetal development...

Inside Professor Mark Johnson’s Mind

INSIDE PROFESSOR MARK JOHNSON’S MIND We speak to Professor Mark Johnson, Founder of Borne, about his path to preterm birth research and why he founded the charity. “What inspired you to get into medicine?” I was looking for some way to work with...

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