Matthew Richardson

Matt's marathons for WAY - Widowed And Young

Fundraising for WAY - Widowed And Young
£2,008
raised of £1,000 target
by 103 supporters
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7 marathons in 7 days, 22 July 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

As many of you know I am a keen runner, when I first started running I raised money for various charities but in more recent years I have kept to local events to increase my Marathon tally which now stands at 70+ official marathons.

After a difficult start to the year for my family, I have set myself my biggest challenge yet of running 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for WAY.

On 31st December 2022 my brother‐in‐law Clax (Aaron Claxton) suddenly passed away after a short time in ICU. Leaving our family devasted.

Clax's Wife Nicky and Daughter Hope have been supported so well by the fantastic charity called Widowed And Young (WAY) as they try to rebuild their lives. As such I thought this should be the year that I try and push myself to my physical limits and raise some money for WAY.

The challenge will start on the 22nd July and is organised by ZigZag running, with the event being called the Great Barrow Challenge https://www.zigzagrunning.co.uk/event-details/the-great-barrow-challenge-10-in-10. My journey during the challenge will be documented with daily photo's and report's on http://www.onventure.co.uk/news

Clax - Forever blue

Thank you

Matt

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
£2,007.40
+ £425.60 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,007.40
Offline donations
£0.00

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