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£430
raised of £1,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £430 to help Louise and her family have amazing experiences in the remaining time they have together

    Weston-super-Mare and Bath
    Funded on Thursday, 6th June 2019

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    I'm running the BatHalf and the Weston Super Half to help my dear friend Louise and her family enjoy the time they have together.

    I first met Lou and her partner Shaff on a prenatal course, when I was pregnant with my eldest child. They are incredibly endearing and genuine people who I clicked with immediately. Lou was the first of our gang to have a baby, and I remember her showing up to a coffee morning with the new arrival, feeling incredibly overwhelmed by the impending change in circumstances the new arrivals were about to herald.

    Molly was born about 3 weeks later, and we saw Lou and her eldest (Alia) regularly through the first year. She definitely kept me sane while adjusting to my new existence, with long walks in the common and her spectacularly Danish ability to have a constant supply of coffee on the go whenever we arrived at her house.

    More babies followed, so we again got to spend lots of time together when the new ones arrived - this time Felix was the first to arrive on round #2, followed in quick succession by Lou's second girl a few months later. more coffee, more walks around the common, and Molly and Alia became best of friends.

    Fast forward a few years... We both have amazing 8 and 6 year olds, full of life and spunk and all a long life ahead of them. Louise, however, was unfortunately diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour towards the end of last year, and has been given about a year to live. She's lost most of her sight, and is becoming increasingly disoriented and confused because of this. Shaff has had to leave his work in order to look after her full time, as well as being a full time dad to the girls. I can't help but think of the emptiness that her girls (and Shaff) are going to experience once she's gone, and want to do what I can to help.

    To that end, I'm running the two races to raise funds for Louise and the girls. This will go towards a variety of things. Firstly, Shaff is trying to do as much with the girls and Lou in the short time they have together - trips to the theatre, days out, little holidays, and so on. Once Lou is gone, these memories will be all the girls, and Shaff, have.

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    • Abbie Gometz Davies1 year ago
      Abbie Gometz Davies

      Abbie Gometz Davies

      1 year ago

      Bleurgh... I seem to have been struck down with the lurgy, and am absolutely devoid of energy. Last week, my BFF Kat came to visit and we had a few good runs around Bath, and I was feeling pretty smug with my progress. Last Saturday, I headed out for my last long run, which was like running through mud. This week has been an enforced, but annoying, rest week. I'm really hoping I can shake this and get a few more mid-size runs in before the race next weekend. (9 days away! Eek!)

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    • Abbie Gometz Davies1 year ago
      Abbie Gometz Davies

      Abbie Gometz Davies

      1 year ago

      I guess today counted as a rest day. Or possibly a cross training day. In London this weekend for a hen party, a few of us decided to rent Boris bikes together from Old Street to South Kensington, instead of taking the tube. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and 5 1/2 miles later we rocked up to the Ampersand Hotel for a science based afternoon tea party.

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    1 year ago

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    Supporters

    20

    • Betty

      Betty

      Mar 24, 2019

      Xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 16, 2019

      Go for it! Hope the weather is kind this year.

      £20.00

    • Jessie Jones

      Jessie Jones

      Mar 14, 2019

      £10.00

    • Des Wighton

      Des Wighton

      Mar 11, 2019

      Such a worthy cause.... good for you, Abbie.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 11, 2019

      xx

      £10.00

    • Debra Pasco

      Debra Pasco

      Mar 11, 2019

      Go, Abbie, you can do it!!

      £30.00

    • Catherine Evans

      Catherine Evans

      Mar 8, 2019

      Run like the wind! C x

      £30.00

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    Abbie Gometz Davies

    Abbie Gometz Davies

    Weston-super-Mare and Bath

    School librarian, lover of all good food, occasional runner, and mother to the brain, the cuddler, and the ball of energy.

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