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£2,851
raised of £1,500 target by 118 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,851 to support other people who have been bereaved.

    St Albans & Norfolk
    Funded on Friday, 14th July 2023

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    Story

    On Boxing Day 2022 my world fell apart when I lost my partner Matt unexpectedly. For the first few weeks I was in total shock, life was a blur and I had no idea how I would ever start feeling any better. As I write this, it is still less than 3 months since he died and of course I miss him every day. There is a huge hole in my life and some days the pain still overwhelms me. I am living day by day but there are now parts of my days that are better although I wish Matt was here to share them. I am lucky to have some great family and friends who are supporting me and I have also been supported by some amazing bereavement charities. In the early days I found WAY - Widowed and Young and connecting with other people who were going through the same as me has kept me going through some very dark days and nights. I have also received telephone support from CHUMS, a local charity and as a family we are being supported by a fantastic therapist. But not everyone has been able to access support so easily and when you are grieving, the last thing you are able to do is seek out or ask for support. I feel so strongly that bereavement support should be readily available for everyone.

    In May, 5 friends are walking 50km for my 50th birthday in memory of Matt. We are fundrausing for WAY, CHUMS and Winston’s Wish - the charity chosen by our therapist that supports children and young people who are bereaved. Please help us to help other people…I hope that Matt would be proud that I am trying to use my painful experience to help others.

    Love you to the moon and back Matt. Your Kate x

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    • Kate Carpenter1 year ago
      Kate Carpenter

      Kate Carpenter

      1 year ago

      Here is my fantastic team at the end of our 50k! Thank you ladies for supporting me. Here’s to the marathon next year!

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    • Kate Carpenter1 year ago
      Kate Carpenter

      Kate Carpenter

      1 year ago

      We are two walks down out of three and halfway to our 50k.. All going well. No blisters so far, although a few sore feet and a scary moment today crossing a field of cows 🐄 Plenty of cake eaten so far and more tomorrow…

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    • Kate Carpenter1 year ago
      Kate Carpenter

      Kate Carpenter

      1 year ago

      Just over two weeks to go now and I am battling a big blister 🙈 I think I am realising that it’s quite a long way too! We are planning a long walk this weekend with all of us for the first time so that should be good 😊 So pleased with our fundraising total and happy to think that through the money we have raised many other people will be helped. Thanks to all who have supported us.

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    Page last updated on: 5/16/2023 12.35

    Supporters

    118

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 16, 2023

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 15, 2023

      £5.00

    • Brian Conn

      Brian Conn

      May 14, 2023

      Amazing - well done and rest those weary feet

      £10.00

    • Sophie and Cassie

      Sophie and Cassie

      May 14, 2023

      What an amazing achievement xx"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

      £25.00

    • Sally Greensmith

      Sally Greensmith

      May 14, 2023

      Well done Michelle and friends. Great charities to support.

      £10.00

    • Clare Tominey-Smith

      Clare Tominey-Smith

      May 14, 2023

      Amazing achievement. Sending lots of love xx

      £10.00

    • Sarah RG x

      Sarah RG x

      May 14, 2023

      Well done on finishing your challenge and raising lots of money for a great cause x

      £20.00

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    Kate Carpenter

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    St Albans & Norfolk

    5 friends walking 50km for my 50th birthday.

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