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Cathryn Scott

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

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My story

[p]I freaked out a bit when I got the email from Tommy's telling me I had a charity place on their London Marathon 2020 team. I didn’t know if I could ever run that far or even fit in all the training. [/p][p]But then the babies of two women I know died, one during labour and one shortly after a premature birth, and another friend had a miscarriage. Their heartbreak brought back everything I went through when my own first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. [/p][p]It made me realise that no matter how many blisters I get on my feet, how achy my legs are afterwards, if I need to walk parts of it or crawl across the finish line….no amount of physical pain will ever come close to the emotional pain and heartbreak of losing a baby. I CAN do this and I will wear that pink vest with pride in the hope that the money I raise will not only support grieving parents but will also help fund research into the reasons behind miscarriage, still birth and prematurity. [/p][p]I’m not [i]just[/i] going to be running London though. I’m dedicating all my running between now and then to Tommy’s, starting with Cardiff Half marathon on Sunday 6 October. [/p][p]In November, I’ll be taking part in the Tough Runner Cardiff Trail Half Marathon, and in January 2020 the 10K Afan Valley trail run. My hope is to run two more half marathons in the first quarter of 2020, as well as three more 10K races. I’ll be documenting it all on my blog Cardiff Mummy Says.[/p][p]My children are also going to be running their own marathon. Not in one go, obviously! As soon as I told them the news about London, they started telling me all the things they wanted to do to help me fundraise and have decided to set themselves the challenge of running 26.2 miles between now and London. This will be made up of official running events and Junior Parkruns.[/p][p]I'll be organising a series of special events to help with the fundraising... but sponsorship is massively appreciated. Please don't feel you have to donate a large amount; every penny and every pound will soon add up and make a difference[/p][p]You can read more here. [/p][p][url=http://cardiffmummysays.com/running/im-running-the-2020-virgin-london-marathon-for-tommys-but-first-cardiff-half-tomorrow/]http://cardiffmummysays.com/running/im-running-the-2020-virgin-london-marathon-for-tommys-but-first-cardiff-half-tomorrow/[/url][/p][p]=====[/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for visiting my Virgin Money Giving page. [/p][p]Tommy's fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. They believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. Tommy's want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and take home happy healthy babies. [/p][p]I am fundraising to help Tommy's prevent parents from going through baby loss, provide information to empower women through pregnancy and to support those who have suffered pregnancy complications or loss. [/p][p]Please donate to this fantastic cause who are doing ground breaking work in saving babies' lives! I hugely appreciate your support.[/p][p]All donations will be quickly processed and passed to Tommy's and gift aid claimed on Tommy's behalf where the donor is eligible.[/p]

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Apr 19, 2020


Dec 11, 2019


Money from Eventbrite ticket sales for Brittany Runs a Marathon charity screening - thanks everyone for the amazing support.


Nov 30, 2019


Cash donations from Brittany Runs a Marathon - thanks all.


Nov 25, 2019

Sue Gersh, Lisa Williams & Denise Aplin

From Sue Gersh, Lisa Williams and Denise Aplin for watching Britney runs a marathon.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019

Amy Earlam

Good luck Cathryn!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019

Libby Payne

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019

Sam Haines

Good luck lovely xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019

Gemma Brimble

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019


Thank you for sharing your fundraising journey and I will look forward to hearing all the updates all the way up to VLM 2020! An amazing journey for an amazing cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019

Soozie Donovan

Sorry I can’t make the showing this evening. Good luck! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid