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Louise Rogers

London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On April 26th I was due to be on the Start Line of the 40th London Marathon, the world's biggest one-day annual fundraising event.[/p][p]So much has happened since I signed up for the marathon last year. Distance running is a very new thing to me, and I was proud to achieve a half marathon run just before we went into lockdown. I have decided to go ahead with the virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4th October, a chance for participants to run it their own way, within 24 hours.[/p][p]Together with my friend Caroline we will power walk the miles, our time and distance will be confirmed by a tracker. I found training in lockdown challenging, and unfortunately I recently took a tumble whilst running, fracturing my wrist. Caroline sustained a knee injury preventing her from running, but we are committed and determined, so we are going to do our best to power walk as fast as we can and achieve a great finish time. [/p][p]I wanted to honour my pledge to Tommy's, many charities have been so badly affected by the pandemic, it's important we all support however we can.[/p][p]The Tommy's pregnancy team have seen a staggering 71% increase in enquires since the start of the pandemic. Due to Covid restrictions unfortunately still women are being forced to attend antenatal appointments or go through stages of labour without the support of a partner.[/p][p]I chose Tommy’s because in my work teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga I’ve met so many women suffering pregnancy complications or baby loss. Tommy’s support families going through these heartbreaking experiences. My parents suffered a stillbirth, but at that time a baby’s death was just “one of those things” and there was no such support available around bereavement and coping with grief. Miscarriage and loss are devastating, the ongoing effects can ripple through families for years.[/p][p]Thankfully with charities like Tommy's things are better. They are doing ground breaking work in funding research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and providing 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 so grateful for any donations, no matter how big or small. [/p][p]All your donations are quickly processed and passed to Tommy’s, remember to use gift aid if you can. [/p][p]Lots of love,[/p][p]Louise xxx[/p][p][br][/p]

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Supporters

Oct 6, 2020

Tracy and Ian Calder

Well done Louise! Fantastic effort. See you in the mat soon. x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2020

Emma

Well done Lou a great cause. Xx

£15.00

Oct 5, 2020

Steph D

Fantastic achievement Lou in tough stormy conditions. x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020

Kole

Congratulations Lou, I hope your body is still speaking to you! xx

Oct 5, 2020

Anonymous

£50.00

Oct 4, 2020

Verity

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Kirsty

Well done Louise for getting out and doing this on one of the most miserable days of the year so far. You are an inspiration!

Oct 4, 2020

Anonymous

Oct 4, 2020

Stephanie Stevens - Tiggy

Well done Louise I am following your progress :):) Keep going !!!! Tiggy (cornwall) xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Richard T.

Well done Louise. Keep going.