Ian O'Donnell MBE

Running 40miles for Cuddle Cots

Fundraising for The Luca Foundation
raised of £500 target
by 24 supporters
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Event: Coventry Half Marathon 2023, on 29 October 2023
The Luca Foundation

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RCN 1187204
We repair or provide new cold cuddle cots to maternity, NICU, paediatric units in UK


When the dates this year of Snowdonia Marathon and Coventry Half Marathon coinincided on the same weekend, I decided to take on the challenge for a very special cause - The Luca Foundation.

I've known Sharon for many years and the work that she and The Luca Foundation do in allowing bereaved parents extra time with their child to say their goodbyes over days rather than hours is so valuable. As parents Ruth and I are blessed with two amazing children but we also have a child we never got to meet as they died in early pregnancy, so the work of this charity is close to our heart.

This 'gift of time' can only be achieved with working cold cuddle cots. The Luca Foundation actively ensure that working cuddle cots are available across the UK, in maternity units, NICU wards and Paediatric wards.

While many of you will know I have run quite a few marathons, I've never run two events like this "back to back", it's going to be tough, so your donations, and the impact the will have, will really help keep me going when my legs are screaming at me to stop!

About the charity

The Luca Foundation

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RCN 1187204
We ensure parents have the 'gift of time' to say their goodbyes to their child at the darkest time of their lives. Cold Cuddle Cots, are vital at the time of losing your child & only provided by the support of charities. There are 1000s in need of repair, something we proactively do across the UK.

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