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Stuart Hollands

Stuart Hollands's fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p class="p1"[gt]Hello you! Thanks for visiting my page, I'd love it if you would sponsor me for the 2017 London Marathon as I am running for a very special cause.[/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]I never had any great desire to be a father.  I was always too busy, I had too many other interests, I was too selfish to give myself over to somebody else so completely...[/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]In 2015, I met the love of my life in Molly.  We very quickly fell in love and in January of 2016, fell pregnant.  After the initial panic, we very quickly settled into the idea of having a child together, grew to love it, and started making plans.[/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]Tragically those plans only lasted 9 weeks, at which point we were told the babies heart had stopped beating.  [/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]The next two weeks were a blur.  Things got done, and life carried on, but neither of us are really sure how.  The pain and tears still haven't subsided after 5 months, and maybe never will.  [/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]The best you can hope for is to have support, understanding from others, and to rely on others previous experience to help you through.  That is where organisations like the Miscarriage Association come in.  [/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]Molly and I took great comfort from finding their website and the resources you can find there.  We were even able to pen an online message to our little one in their forget-me-not field: [lt]span class="s1"[gt][url=http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/support/marking-your-loss/forget-me-not-meadow/page-38/]http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/support/marking-your-loss/forget-me-not-meadow/page-38/[/url][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]When the opportunity arose to run for the Miscarriage Association, I jumped at it.  Miscarriages will always happen unfortunately.  Talking about it helps.  Knowing others with experience helps.  Being able to find the right information when you need it helps.  [/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]Please dig deep and sponsor me.  Molly and I would really appreciate it.  Don’t do it for us though, do it for our little Emily (aka little shrimp) and all the other lost children.  [/p] [lt]p class="p2"[gt][/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]x[/p]

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Supporters

05-May-2017

Samantha CHiles

You're amazing! Very well done love xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

04-May-2017

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

27-Apr-2017

Sam

Good effort mate!

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

27-Apr-2017

Anonymous

From the buckets on the day!

£50.00

26-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Well done Stuart from Rachel, Kev, Harry, Matt and Lewis (Wellard) x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2017

Melvis

So proud of you Wookerino. All our love to you all, Melvis, Pig & brats xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Many congratulations on completing the marathon! The Gillett Family x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2017

The Mitchell's

Well done Stuart! Love from Jo, James and Ashton xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Nice work, Stuart. Well done! From Ed and Chris. xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2017

John G

Well done, Stu!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid