The Maternity & Midwifery Forum, in partnership with 5 different charities around the UK, is launching a new scheme to raise money for worthy charities AND to get students who otherwise would not be able to attend our Maternity & Midwifery Festivals to take part in on-campus live streaming parties.

This will be an opportunity for you and your students to raise money for charity (who doesn’t love a cake sale?!) to learn from the number of leading midwifery experts who will be speaking at the event, and to promote your Midwifery Society within the university.

All you would need to do is:

  • find a room to show the live-stream in – we’ll send you the link in advance, and be on hand to provide technical support if needed
  • promote your ‘live-streaming party’ to students – we’ll send you as much promotional material as we can to help with this
  • provide us with a name and address for the charity to send things to (goodies, informational leaflets, collection buckets, etc).

We will provide the full festival line-up in advance, as well as a short video from the charity, introducing themselves and the live stream. How you choose to run the day – as a formal lecture and networking session or a drop-in event (with cake) – is up to you!

This would be a great project for a student to have on their CV, plus the lectures count towards revalidation for any midwives who take part.

If you are interested, please let us know by calling Katherine Stewart on 0207 324 4330 or emailing




Group B Strep Support (GBSS) is the UK charity working to stop group B Strep (GBS) infection in babies, We;

  • inform health professionals and individuals how to prevent most GBS infection in newborn babies;
  • offer information and support to families and health professionals affected by GBS;
  • campaign for improvements to UK strategies for preventing GBS infection; and
  • generate continued support for research into better prevention of GBS infection in babies.

Supported by a respected medical advisory panel, GBSS provides free information materials for expectant and new parents affected by group B Strep and their health professionals UK-wide.