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James Berry

Virgin London Marathon

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 13th February 2011 my family’s lives changed forever when our son Kian was stillborn. My wife had noticed that he had stopped moving and kicking, so we went to the hospital where they confirmed he had passed away the next day I stood helpless while my wife gave birth to our beautiful son. I will never forget that day when the doctor had told me he had died, the disbelief, shock and grief that came over me hit me and my wife for the days, weeks and years that followed. We had recently just bought a new Moses basket for him, never did I think a few days later I would be organising my sons funeral instead. In the years that have followed we have slowly rebuilt our lives, and have been fortunate enough to have a 4th child, Kiah who is now 4. To channel my focus and energy into something positive I started getting back into fitness after slacking off from having a young family. Most recently getting into running, and competing in obstacle course races to challenge myself both mentally and physically. My latest challenge is to run the London marathon, whilst doing something positive and raising money for the Stillbirth and Neonatel Death Society (SANDS). The charity itself is there to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, improving bereavement and promoting research to save more babies lives.[/p][p]Any donation that you can provide will go towards providing bereaved families with support packs, memory boxes as well as supporting a telephone helpline where people can call for help and support. [/p][p]Funding is also put towards training healthcare professionals into improving their handling of bereaved families, and improving hospital facilities such as bereavement suites. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read my write up, and all your support...bring on the 28th April!!![/p][p][br][/p][p]James[/p]

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May 7, 2019

Workplace donation

Apr 29, 2019

John Berry

Well done James, great achievement! Happy to contribute to a marvelous cause. All the best, Uncle John and family.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Well done James. I’m sure Katie and the kids are very proud. Amazing charity.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Chani and Paul

James, better late than never! Hope your run went fantastic today! I love that you're running for your son and to help others. xxx


Apr 28, 2019

Ruth and Rob Johnson

Good luck today James! From the Johnsons.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Claire Withey

Wishing you all the very best today James. Enjoy the route, and the well deserved medal at the end! Love Claire, Sam and Freddie xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Lee Lesia Charlie Daisi

All the best James, fantastic thing to do !!! Good luck !!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Karina and gang x

Good luck James!! You’ll be awesome x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019


Good luck James!


Apr 26, 2019

Sue Norton

Good luck Sue and Mick norton

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid