Charlotte Wakely

Charlotte's Fundraiser for The Loss Foundation

Fundraising for The Loss Foundation
£1,020
raised of £200 target
by 58 supporters
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Cancer Loss Walk, 16 September 2023
In memory of Barbara Austin
The Loss Foundation

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We provide support groups for the bereaved to prevent isolation during their grief

Story

I've roped my husband Dru into doing a charity walk in memory of my Mum. She died in July 2020 of Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer, plus another bunch of secondary cancers throughout the body. All in a global pandemic, whilst I was halfway through my first pregnancy. She always had great timing.

We held a funeral for her, but it was at a time where you had to restrict the 'guestlist' and I don't feel like she got the send off she deserved. So one day I'll throw a big party in honour of her life, but for now I'll start things off slightly more gentle with a little 6 mile walk.

The Loss Foundation is a charity for people who've lost a loved one to cancer. I was SO SMUG about cancer before. Not one person in my whole family tree had even had a sniff of the stuff, then BAM, out of nowhere - Stage 4, dead within a few months. It was heartbreaking and I can't believe this happens to people everywhere, every single day. The Loss Foundation helped me at a time when I was experiencing very intense, very horrible flashbacks of situations that happened with my beautiful Mum. It wasn't the way I wanted to remember her and their workshops helped me understand what was happening and learn ways to cope with it. They're a bloody good bunch.

Also, Dru ABSOLUTELY HATES walking and one time I made him go on a hike up a mountain and the only reason he did it was because I said there was a pub at the top. There wasn't. (swipe photos for the moment he realised!) He was absolutely fuming so I can't believe he's agreed to this. That's gotta be worth a quid, surely?

THANK YOU for even reading this, and thank you EVEN MORE if you click that lil' donate button. All the money goes to the Loss Foundation which is quite annoying really because I really want one of those garden offices y'know? But thank you. Now, go and hug your Mum if you still can.

Lots of love.

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About the charity

The Loss Foundation

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RCN 1147362
The Loss Foundation is a registered charity providing support for people who have lost their loved ones to cancer. We provide supportive bereavement services aimed at creating regular spaces for people to share stories and experiences with others who have experienced a similar kind of loss.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,019.31
+ £193.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,019.31
Offline donations
£0.00

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