This week Herts & Essex Fertility Centre’s Medical Director, Michael Ah-Moye, marked the end of National Fertility Awareness Week by presenting Infertility Network UK with a cheque for £465.
Infertility Network UK, the leading national infertility charity, launched The Great Embryo Challenge at the start of National Fertility Awareness Week (27th October to 2nd November) to raise funds to support those affected by fertility problems.
Along with a number of other clinics across Europe, Herts & Essex Fertility Centre pledged to donate £5 to the charity for every embryo produced in the clinic during National Fertility Awareness Week. And with 93 embryos produced over the seven days, the Centre was delighted to present the cheque for £465.
Regional Organiser for London & South East, Kate Brian, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support received from clinics during National Fertility Awareness Week. Donations such as this one from Herts & Essex Fertility Centre will make a real difference, and will enable us to reach out to even more people who are suffering with feelings of sadness, helplessness and grief caused by infertility”.
Michael Ah-Moye said: “We are delighted to present this cheque to Infertility Network UK. Around 1 in 6 couples face conception problems, and with the support and guidance of charities such as Infertility Network UK, more and more of them can feel empowered to confront these difficulties”.
For more information on National Fertility Awareness Week, visit www.nfaw.org.uk or call 0800 008 7464
Picture left to right: Michael Ah-Moye, Medical Director; Paul Wilson, Senior Embryologist; Lucy Richardson, Acting Laboratory Manager; Kelly Bunyan, Clinical Embryologist; Kate Brian INUK Regional Organiser.
About Infertility Network UK:
- I N UK is the UK’s leading patient charity dedicated to the support of everyone affected by infertility. It also leads the National Infertility Awareness Campaign for fair and equitable access to NHS-funded treatment.
- For many people, the path to possible parenthood is not an easy one and the pain of infertility can devastate lives. Many people suffer in silence and isolation because they don’t know where to turn.
- Infertility is not yesterday’s problem; it’s an illness that affects more people in the UK every year.
- I N UK campaigns to give infertility sufferers a louder voice and raise awareness of this much misunderstood illness.
- For more information go to www.infertilitynetworkuk.com or www.nfaw.org.uk