night we did a 5 mile run and at the end I was trying to convince myself I would
be able to run an additional 8 miles.
Well we have done it before, but now 5 years on/years older we are
attempting it again. As before, we are
hoping to raise money for the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, the Grand
Appeal. (http://www.grandappeal.org.uk/) Connor, our eldest grandchild, has undergone
various operations at the hospital and will be returning for further operations
in the future. We are now blessed with 4
grandchildren and know just how precious they all are.
various people and their children when visiting Connor in Bristol and it opens
your eyes to a totally different world and, unfortunately, sometimes tragic
events. Then, last year Callum, the 4
year old son of one of my work colleagues, was suddenly rushed to Bristol
Children’s Hospital and although the staff did all they could to save him, it
was in vain.
We were already
contemplating entering the Plymouth Half Marathon again so this made the decision
for us because we want to help support Callum’s fund. No more “can I do this?” We will finish the 13.1
miles even if we have to plod/walk/stagger part of the way.
So this page
is called 5 yo-yo, five years on-years older, but also I think life is like a
yo-yo with its ups and downs. Sometimes
it unravels and it goes right down and hits rock bottom. Although this is how my dear friend Claire
and all her family must feel they have generously set up a fund in Callum’s
memory to help other children. I hope
that by raising money for Callum’s fund not only will it help a fantastic cause
but hopefully it will help raise their spirits by showing our support. Of course there are so many good causes and
you may well already support various charities or indeed have donated to Callum’s
fund already. But if you feel you want
to donate, we would appreciate it whatever the amount, even just £1 would help
towards a cause that means so much to us.
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