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“Instead of organising a christening, I was organising a funeral”

 Published on: 9th May 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

A mother who lost her first child to an infection when he was just four days old is appealing to people to sign up for a charity golf day.

Lynsey White is a volunteer ambassador for Group B Strep Support and has been ever since Frankie passed away in 2014. Shortly after Frankie’s death, she found out that the infection is entirely preventable. While she was grieving, she found the charity called Group B Strep Support.

The charity will be the beneficiary of the 7th Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day to be held on July 13 at the Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden

Lynsey said: “I was blown away by the great work that they do. They support bereaved parents like ourselves but their main aim is to raise awareness, educate both parents and health professionals and campaign for national testing.

She explained: “I could have been tested in late pregnancy and given antibiotics in labour which would have saved Frankie’s life. Instead, we never got to bring our baby boy home, and rather than planning a christening, we had to plan a funeral. I couldn’t do all the normal things a mother could do.”

Last year’s Annual Ginder Memorial Golf Day was also held in aid of the charity and Lynsey said the day will be raising vital funds for Group B Strep Support.

She said: “The charity gets no funding. The money we raised last year meant 125,000 leaflets were given to pregnant women to make them aware of Group B Strep. The funds will help continue to raise awareness and for the charity to carry out other vital work.”

For more information, to book, sponsor or donate a prize, contact Daniel Ginder on 01923 468253 or email

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