From time to time, generous people take part in fundraising events to help boost our funds. Find out more below.
Helen runs in memory of her cousin, Rob
During a visit with my niece and newly-born grand-niece, Helen casually mentioned that she was thinking of getting back in trim by running the Bournemouth half marathon. Oh, and it would be on behalf of the Yellow Heart Trust and in memory of her cousin (see Rob’s Wish Fund). I was ecstatic!
During the months that followed, Helen texted regular updates. “I’m following the Hanson’s half marathon plan because I’m really interested in the physiology of the process. It’s the same principles I followed for the London marathon. Gruelling but effective!”
A later one had me in tears: “Not long in from a 12-mile jog. Part of it is a mile uphill and it’s steep. And gets steeper. For the last stretch I imagined Rob was at the top, calling me, pulling me up! It really helped. I will think of him all the way on 7 October.”
Helen’s run - including Gift Aid - has raised more than £2,600 for YHT, and her JustGiving total was in the top 3% of fundraisers for October (that’s out of 54,670 fundraisers!). It’s a tremendous feat, which will help people who would not otherwise receive therapy when they desperately need it.
Dee Bixley, October 2018