Weʼve raised £2,925 to support two charities:- Mind - helping support people with mental health challenges and Papyrus - helping prevent suicide in young people
- Funded on Monday, 29th May 2023
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My wonderful son, Luke, took his own life on 22nd March 2022, he was 22 years old. Luke was a kind, thoughtful and gentle young man but he had struggled with mental health issues during his young adult years. Luke was autistic and he found it very difficult integrating as an autistic person in a neurotypical world. Luke was a very talented young man and had won a place to study Film at university. He was a awared posthumously a Distinction in his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts at Pembrokeshire College. His future seemed so bright and promising.
It has been a devastating loss to all his family and friends. I wanted to do something to honour Luke's memory so this year I will be running a total of 12 marathons to raise money for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
I have a separate page for my London Marathon all of which will go to Mind who help support people with mental health challenges. The money raised on this page will be split between Mind and Papyrus, a charity for the prevention of young suicide.
Any donation that you can afford will be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to follow me and my pit crew on Facebook. Louise Draycott Facebook
- 8 months ago
Louise Draycott8 months ago
Thank you all so much for your donations and uplifting words of support. It means the world to me and I know Luke would be deeply touched by your kind words. I’ve just completed marathon 3 - The incredible London Marathon. It’s all about the supporters- the crowds carry you every step of the way. I’m now upping the training, as after the Edinburgh Marathon, it’s 2 back to back ultra marathons in June. But that’s OK as I’m starting to get into the long distance groove. I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like to go a bit further.
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May 26, 2023
Luke was a lovely talented young man, good luck with the fundraising!!
May 23, 2023
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May 23, 2023
good luck great cause..... i have an autistic son who still has the struggle ....I'm in Pembroke if you ever need a cuppa & chat.xxxx
May 21, 2023
For Luke, gone but not forgotten. xxx
May 19, 2023
Hi Lou, just adding a few more pennies to your fundraising pot to help keep your motivation up xx
May 12, 2023
Well done on completing the London Marathon and the best of luck with the remaining ones in support of a very good cause
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Most of us are aware of the benefits of exercise for our mental and physical wellbeing. Running has helped me so much since Luke's suicide, hence my decision to run 12 marathons in his memory in 2023. One just didn't seem to cut it! I think he'd be proud of his Mum's achievement.