Saturday, February 8, 2014

Together for Short Lives

This year is a special year for our family and not just because I will celebrating a fiftieth birthday. It would also be the fiftieth birthday of my sister in law, Tanya.

Tanya was the first child of Amanda's mum and dad she passed away at the age of 15 months. The  experience of the loss of a loved one is always incredibly hard. Mum and dad live with this bereavement every day. In October and January they relive the pain they experienced when they lost their beloved daughter.

50 years ago there was little or no support for children and their families experiencing such difficult times. As a memorial to Tanya we are planning to raise money for the charity,

"Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. We support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices. Our work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it."

Our fund raising activities will include a 50 mile run around hills and moors of the beautiful Peak District. This blog details the preparation and training which I've undertaken for this run (postings tagged darkpeak50mileclassic). We'll be running this route on Saturday 5th July (we have a back up plan to take account of weather and other unforeseen eventualities).

Donations to Together for Short Lives may be made through VirginMoneyGiving. Please follow our blog for further updates and information on how you can donate fund raising  for Together for Short Lives. Thank you for  reading our blog.

Full details of the route of the 50 mile route are available in three sections at:

  1. Dark Peak 50 Mile Classic: Part 1
  2. Dark Peak 50 Mile Classic: Part 2
  3. Dark Peak 50 Mile Classic: Part 3


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