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Weʼre raising £2,000 to buy a bench to commemorate the short life of Pip McManus who despite her own problems greatly helped others with theirs.

London, UK

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I am Caroline Taylor auntie of one of Pips best friends Grace Guthrie.

I am running the British 10K in London on July 15th. I would like to use this event to help raise funds for a memorial bench in honour of Pippa (Pip) McManus.

Grace met Pip when she was admitted as an inpatient at an eating disorders hospital. Pip was struggling herself with anorexia ,malnutrition,and depression but she took the time to befriend Grace and help her come to terms with life in the hospital guiding and inspiring her in her own recovery and making her life there a lot brighter.They became very close almost like sisters.

Grace left the hospital and kept in touch with Pip whilst they both continued their struggle against this terrible condition. Unfortunately after 3 years of fighting Pip could no longer continue and took her own life in December 2015, she was just 15 years old. Despite her own suffering she always looked to help others overcome theirs. She has had a profound effect on Grace and she has used Pips inner strength to inspire her when she most needed it. Grace has just been able to complete her A levels and is looking forward to a future in which she can help others.

It seemed like a good time to try to give something back to Pip's family.

Pip was a beautiful, artistic caring girl and she would have loved a creative piece of art in the form of a bench, so that all her friends can visit and think of the happy times they spent together.

With your kindness and support this piece of art will be of great healing and comfort to the family and all of Pip's beautiful friends.

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 22, 2018

      Well done for completing the run on such a hot day - and for the thoughtfulness towards Pip's family and friends. jx

    • Brian & Lynne

      Brian & Lynne

      Jul 16, 2018

      £10.00

    • David I'Anson

      David I'Anson

      Jul 15, 2018

      Great job Caroline XX

      £20.00

    • Silla

      Silla

      Jul 15, 2018

      Well done Grace’s Aunty!

      £10.00

    • HILARY ROBERTS

      HILARY ROBERTS

      Jul 15, 2018

      Good Luck Caroline x

      £30.00

    • Lynn Duffy

      Lynn Duffy

      Jul 11, 2018

      Xxx

      £10.00

    • Laura Sleep

      Laura Sleep

      Jul 11, 2018

      Well done Caroline x

      £30.00

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    Caroline Taylor

    Caroline Taylor

    London, UK

    I am running the British 10K in London on July 15th. I would like to use this event to help raise funds for a memorial bench in honour of Pippa (Pip) McManus. Pip greatly influenced my niece Grace's recovery from anoerexia and she and I would like to thank her for this.

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