Nick McGowan-Lowe

Nick's running the 2023 London Marathon

Fundraising for WAY - Widowed And Young
£1,730
raised of £1,000 target
by 72 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
WAY - Widowed And Young

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RCN 1164988
We provide a peer-to-peer support network to help anyone widowed aged 50 or under

Story

I was lucky enough to get a ballot place for the 2023 London Marathon, and I'm using this opportunity to raise funds for WAY - Widowed and Young - to support all the excellent work they do.

This is my first marathon - and training through the cold and dark mornings in Scotland will be tough, but hopefully rewarding. Most of my long runs are by myself on the hills and glens of Perthshire so this is quite a different type of challenge for me.

I took up running during a difficult time in my life, and it has given me a great deal of joy as well as supporting my mental health . I’m lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the world, and so spend most of my weekends out running in the hills and glens of Perthshire. I’ve run a few half marathons, but this will be my first marathon, and it’s quite a daunting experience. My own father died when I was very young, and I wish the support that WAY provides had been around then to help my mother. When my neighbour Wullie, who was about the same age as me, died suddenly, I know that WAY were there for his widow providing the help, support and networks for her when she needed it the most.

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About the charity

WAY - Widowed And Young

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RCN 1164988
WAY offers a peer-to-peer support to anyone whose partner died when they were aged 50 or under, married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,729.87
+ £371.06 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,729.87
Offline donations
£0.00

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