Orran Smith

Orran's fundraiser for Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man

Fundraising for Cruse Bereavement Support Isle of Man
raised of £1,000 target
by 51 supporters
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Tour des Geants 330km race , 10 September 2023
We provide bereavement support to help children and adults cope with grief


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Completing the Spine winter race back in January and raising an amazing amount of funds for a local charity at the same time thoroughly inspired me to push my limits even further. Looking back on my time during the event, the feelings of hopelessness, dismay and desolation with no escape made me realize that many people are living with those feelings day to day. Unlike me they didn’t put themselves in horrific, challenging circumstances in order to reach those emotions. That’s what it’s like living with a terminal illness, that’s what it’s like when you’ve lost someone close to you, that’s what it’s like when your world is turned upside down. Since the race, I’ve been so much more compassionate to people. I now have the perspective that even if I do just a small thing, it could actually be huge for someone else. Looking back at the fundraising for the spine. It brought so many people together and I felt proud to be part of this community.

Now I find myself preparing for another challenging event, the Tor Des Geants. This is regarded as the hardest trail running race in the whole world. 24’000m of ascent and descent stretching 330km distance, running all day and all night and through all kinds of weather.

I feel strongly that more people can benefit from these crazy challenges and it’s not just me that gets to have all the fun!!! Every little helps and if I can raise even a small amount of money for a local charity then I think it’s worth it.

I have chosen Cruse as my charity this time as bereavement and grief is sadly something that everyone will experience at some point in their life. I have seen the impact of loss and the support that cruse offers is something that many people can benefit from. Grief is such a complex emotion which requires targeted counseling and this is something Cruse can provide.

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About the charity

We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults who have been bereaved, no matter whenever or however the death occurred. Our services are free and available to anyone, ensuring that we provide somewhere to turn when someone dies.

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