Emma Beddow

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Fundraising for Angus Lawson Memorial Trust
£3,716
raised of £4,000 target
by 119 supporters
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Event: Virgin London Marathon 2016, on 24 April 2016
Angus Lawson Memorial Trust

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RCN 1117735
We support small organisations to mitigate the suffering of children

Story

Well, the first, last and only time I ran the London Marathon was in 2003. It followed a rather boozy evening with my younger brother, Charles,  just before Christmas. I said yes to ensure I would fit into my wedding dress a few weeks after the race. Since then my trainers have not seen the light of day.

Between then and now I have had four children and been to the gym a handful of times.

This Christmas I blame Berry Bros perfectly ordinary claret!! Charles was once again present!! This time, however, he told me the story of the Lawson family. A lovely family who were struck with tragedy when they lost their beloved son, Angus, just before his second birthday.

Despite their own grief the parents  found the strength to establish this trust in memory of Angus. They found a way in which other children could benefit from their son. Their mission is to lessen the suffering of children worldwide. In addition the Trust offers support to families and children who are coping with grief when a close loved one suddenly dies or is dying.

This family story touched me enough to go out and buy a new pair of trainers, a treadmill for those rainy days and download a beginners 16 weeks training programme to running the marathon!!

Despite gluteus tendinosis, iliotibial band syndrome and shin splints I am persevering and will succeed in my mission. I deal with illness and death on a regular basis at work however it is wonderful to see that those who suffer grief themselves can find the strength to support others in need.

Please help support the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust .


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About the charity

Angus Lawson Memorial Trust

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RCN 1117735
The ALMT makes targeted grants to organisations working towards its shared mission to mitigate the suffering of children Worldwide. The trust also provides a grief and bereavement support service.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,716.00
+ £777.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,626.00
Offline donations
£90.00

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