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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Raise money for Matthew and Megan's future, following the tragic death of their dad and my best friend - Chris.

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Today I ask for support to raise money for two beautiful children Matthew and Megan, to help towards their future as they were tragically left without their Dad - Chris.

April 29th 2017 started off as a standard Saturday for me. Park Run followed by a cheeky trip to Marlow for a potter. Like most of us, I am never without my phone but today I was......

Upon realising I had umpteen missed calls, I wasn't prepared physically or mentally for the conversation that followed. The words truly etched in my heart to this day. I couldn't catch my breath or begin to speak. A stranger in a car nearby, slipped into my passenger seat. Saying nothing but adding gravity to my drowning.

Tragically, my best friend Chris was taken from us at the young age of 39. An acute coronary arterial thrombosis, no warning.. his two children witness. Leaving behind his beautiful wife and soulmate Nicola.

It's always hard to describe how much people mean to us and the value they add to our lives when not the conventional relation. Chris and Nicola have been friends of mine for over twenty years - my whole adult lifetime. As a couple they taught me what love and family truly means; the times we shared incredible.

Watching Nic and the children grieve has been so painful, but Chris's infectious laugh and positive outlook lives on in the children. I can hear his laugh most days, a memory I will cherish forever.

Running is my passion, but I have never made it past half a marathon. A mental block and fear.

October 6th 2018, I will run my first marathon in Galway - Ireland in memory of Chris and all money raised will go directly to Matthew and Megan. The smallest contribution will make the world of difference. Thank you for reading my story and for any donation you can make x

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    • Justin Bonnie

      Justin Bonnie

      Aug 21, 2018

      Good luck!


    • Harshini


      Aug 21, 2018

      Such an amazing thing to do Emma. Great challenge too. Good Luck x


    • Mathis Wagner

      Mathis Wagner

      Aug 20, 2018

      Hi Emma, what a worthy cause. All the best, I'm sure you can do it!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 20, 2018

      Well Emma, a wonderful marathon awaits, don't run too fast! You can do it, much love Poppy xxx


    • Mike


      Aug 20, 2018

      An amazing challenge - for such a worthwhile cause Emma. So very proud of you. x


    • Chrissie Wheeler

      Chrissie Wheeler

      Aug 20, 2018

      Best of Luck Emma, Love Chrissie x


    • Nicola Bush

      Nicola Bush

      Aug 20, 2018

      Good luck Emma! What a lovely message & gesture. Amazing achievement, you are going to smash it!All the best, Nicola & Aaron xx


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    Emma Dark

    Emma Dark

    Cookham, UK

    Born in Wales, a keen runner and part of an awesome club Marlow Striders.

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