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Charlotte Berry

Cardiff Half Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On 28th October 2017 My cousin Jack was out cycling with his friends, training for his next triathlon when he was hit by a car and killed instantly. [/p][p]Jack was only 26 and had the rest of his life ahead of him. His sudden passing has had a huge impact on our family, leaving a void that will never be filled. [/p][p]Words will never describe the pain we all felt after losing Jack, however life must go on and we continue to try and make positives out of this tragic accident. [/p][p]Since losing Jack ..his parents have founded the registered charity the “Jack Berry Fijian Foundation” which through a lot of hard work , amazing support and a number of fund-raising events have raised almost £100,000 and built the Jack Berry Memorial Kindergarten in Naqia, Fiji which is a place so close to Jack’s heart.[/p][p]Last year I was due to compete in the Reading Half Marathon but it was unfortunately cancelled due to the snow, however an unofficial run was completed the next day.[/p][p]However, this last year has made me realise that I didn’t really give the challenge my all, or give it the GBOGH treatment that Jack gave to every challenge.So and so at the start of this year I decided to make some significant lifestyle changes and as well preparing for another half marathon I have embarked on a significant weight loss challenge as part of the JBFF Fat Club ...I have just reached my 50lbs milestone and on the 6th October will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon with Jack’s father when I am hoping to knock a hour off my time of 3hr 30mins from last year - as well as losing another 20lbs by race day !! That will be 70lbs lost in total.[/p][p]As we all know I am genuinely no athlete, but I know Jack would be so proud of both my weight loss and the half marathon and although it is going to be tough for me ...it’s something I need to do in Jack’s memory. [/p][p]The Kindergarten has been a huge success and goes from strength to strength. Having built the school , the Foundation is now looking to move onto it’s next project of funding the construction of a new building for the parents to relax and wait for their children to finish school (as they currently wait for hours under a mango tree sometimes in pouring rain) which will double up as a village library, providing further support to the education of the children of Naqia.[/p][p]Thank you for reading my story and if you can spare a few pounds to support me and continue building this amazing legacy for Jack then it will be much appreciated 🏃🏻?♀?💕🏃🏻?♀?💕🏃🏻?♀?💕[/p]
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Oct 7, 2019

Auntie Joan.

Well Done Both of you!! Love Auntie Joan. Xx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019

Tim Clay

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019

Matthew Simmonds

Well done Charlotte, Take care and recover well. Best wishes Bart and Helen Simmonds

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019

Robin

Belated donation but well done to both of you, fabulous effort.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019

Nicola Thurley

Good luck and well done! You’ve got this! Love Nic Nic and Hels xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019

John Lorraine and Louise x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019

Russ

Good luck to you both!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2019

Nic

Good luck beautiful lady! So so so proud of everything you have achieved!!! You are going to smash this run!! Your will and determination throughout this process has been incredible Char and we couldn’t be prouder!! Love you lots! Geeky, Rob, Lyds & bump

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2019

Dave Atwick

Well done Charlotte 😍

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2019

Linda

Got a discount on my new Sky package, thought I’d put it to good use - good luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid