In Memory of Grace Dear

In Memory of Grace Dear

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[p][span=font-size: small;]On 10th September 2017, we are taking part in the Denbies Half Marathon to raise money for The Menzies Charitable Foundation in memory of our dearly beloved and greatly missed friend, sister and colleague Grace Dear, who passed away earlier this year after an ongoing battle with mental illness.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]All donations will be later presented to a charity that is currently being set up by the Dear family; The Grace Dear Foundation which will focus on helping young people like Grace talk about how they are feeling and treating mental illness before it’s too late.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]Grace lived her life at 100 miles an hour and put her all into everything she did, she loved her gym workouts and running so a half marathon was the obvious choice as an event to celebrate her memory. This was also an event that Grace mentioned previously as it involves wine tasting at certain points throughout the run – one of Grace’s favourite things to do! The 25 runners putting their bodies on the line and looking to challenge themselves, just as Grace always did are:[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;][lt]span style="font-size: small;"[gt]Jake Dear, Rhys Dear, Hope Dear, [/span]Agnes Waluga-Dumana, Andrea Martin, Andy England, Becca Vickers, Beth Penny, Brendan Jones, Danielle Moine, Dec O’Connell, Jake Baldwin, James Razey, Joe Moraiarty, Joe Sharp, Jonah Lucas, Kathryn Balls, Laura Madeley, Mark Chiverton, Steph Lane, Rob Temple, Tom Harrison, Tasha Daoud, Heidi Webb, Kathryn Rider.[lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]In her own words we loved Grace to the moon and back and we want to ensure she leaves behind a truly great legacy which helps other young people suffering with mental illness.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][b][span=font-size: small;]Grace’s Story:[/span][/b][/p][p][b][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/b][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]Grace worked at Menzies for 5 years, firstly at our Kingston office after she managed to talk herself into the job by convincing the senior partner that she went to Zumba every week even though she only went once or twice (she always did have the gift of the gab) and later at our Leatherhead office where she spent her days whipping the tax department into shape.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]Whether you had known Grace for years or just a few minutes she would leave a lasting impression on you and any moment spent with her, even the briefest, would be unforgettable. She was the life and soul of any party, something she demonstrated on numerous nights out, she was a ray of sunshine who brightened up the office every single day.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]To meet Grace you would never know she struggled with her mental health, she was caring, fun, full of laughter, a beautiful person both inside and out who only ever thought of others first. Perhaps that was the biggest problem, Grace was such a selfless person but those who really got to know Grace understood that every day she battled with her mental illness even though this would rarely show because she was such a positive person.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]It was with great sadness that Grace passed away, like the star she was she burned brightly, if too shortly, and she is now at peace. Grace achieved, saw and did so much in her short life, she touched so many people’s lives and in death she will continue to have a positive impact with her memory living on through her foundation and helping to ensure there is more awareness and help for other young people suffering with mental illness.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: small;]"it's ok not to be ok" [/span][/p]

Supporters


Jul 12, 2018

Rick

Congrats on organising such a successful event to help your charity.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 30, 2018

Anonymous

To Karen, Graham and all of your family. I hope today is huge success and sorry I can't make it. Thinking of you all and hope you are ok. Tony.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 30, 2018

Jacqui

I hope that today's festival raises lots of money for this worthy cause . I'm sure your beautiful Grace would be very proud . Lots of love Jax and Glenn xx

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Jan 29, 2018

Kerran

Too a beautiful girl !

£10.00


Jan 25, 2018

Evans

Keep doing amazing things x

£50.00


Jan 25, 2018

Evans

Thank you for a lovely at evening at the 02 tennis. Your doing great things in memory of your beautiful girl and sister. Love Julie and Beth xxx

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Jan 3, 2018

Trish and Nick

£60.00

plus £15.00 Gift Aid


Jan 1, 2018

Hazel O'Malley

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jan 1, 2018

Tamara B

Happy New Year to Graces friends and family x

£15.00


Jan 1, 2018

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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