Wind Speed experience by lead Balloon
About this race:
Each day two babies in the UK are conceived with a neural tube defect. These can vary in terms of severity and how it affects the child’s life long term should they survive the condition. Shine supports children born with spina bifida due to a neural tube defect. The child might be severely disabled, incontinent and, in some cases, suffer serious brain injury.
Research has shown that should a prospective mother take a folic acid supplement correctly prior to falling pregnant 70% of these disabilities could be avoided.
At Shine we aim to educate prospective mothers about the importance of ensuring that they take a folic acid supplement in the form of a small tablet, which can be purchased at their local pharmacy. 400 micrograms (5 mg should there be a history of spina bifida in the family) taken daily greatly reduces the risk of having a baby born with spina bifida.
Shine’s campaign is going from strength to strength but, as we all know, not all pregnancies are planned and only a small percentage of prospective mothers are acting on our advice and taking the supplement ‘just in case’. We are working hard through various social media networks, our website and advice work to get this VERY important message across.
We can make a real difference to a family’s life by continuing to promote the importance of folic acid - it really is a matter of life and death in some cases and can be the difference between a baby being born with a severe disability or without the disability.
The balloons will be launched on October 16th from Shine's HQ in Peterborough to coincide with the beginning of our Awareness Week.
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|1||Bridgwater Pallets Ltd||1,084.96 km|
|2||Total Care Nursing Ltd||1,081.49 km|
|3||Bentley Rowe Ltd||1,079.25 km|
|4||Bournemouth Bedding Centre||1,077.98 km|
|5||Mr R Moreland||1,076.64 km|
|6||Bentons Office Supplies||1,074.92 km|
|7||D E Technology||1,072.68 km|
|8||Thomas & Son (Seaton) Ltd||1,072.20 km|
|9||Global Services||1,070.76 km|
|10||Cem-Spec Ltd||1,070.47 km|
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Wind direction experienced by lead Balloon
Highest altitude reached
By Cem-Spec Ltd
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