Heather gets royal boost

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An Arbroath music teacher working to raise awareness of a little known pregnancy condition has been given the royal seal of approval.

Heather Miranda, who is mum to Joseph, suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), an illness in pregnancy that causes severe sickness and nausea.

Another well-known sufferer of the condition was the Duchess of Cambridge, who was hospitalised last year after suffering severe sickness.

Heather, who is now a volunteer for the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support has organised a fund-raising quiz at the end of the month to boost funds for the charity.

And the Duchess, who is due to give birth to a future king or queen any day now, has sent Heather her ‘best wishes’, in her fund-raising drive.

Heather said: “We are delighted that with the Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming due date she has in fact sent her ‘best wishes’ to us for the fund-raising quiz event.

“Hyperemesis Gravidarum,is at the extreme end of the pregnancy sickness spectrum and is a hugely debilitating disease,

“It is torturous and extremely isolating, leaving you with no quality of life whatsoever at what should be such a happy time.”

The quiz takes place on Tuesday, July 30, in aid of Pregnancy Sickness Support at the Caledonian Hotel in Brechin.

Teams, of up to four, can enter for £12 with tickets available from 01356 236055.

Heather added: “The charity is tiny with extremely limited funding and manned by volunteers who give their time and effort freely.”

For more information visit www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk.