In November 2018, my beloved son, Jack took his own life, aged just 16. I miss him day in, day out and want to achieve something positive in his memory.
Since then, I have found it difficult to find the motivation to run but on October 13th 2019, I will be one of only a few people to take part in all 10 Kielder Marathons in as many years and I am determined to complete it and raise some valuable funds for the amazing work that the If U Care Share Foundation does.
A North East based charity, they work with schools, colleges, youth groups and sports clubs up and down the UK, engaging with young people to help them see that suicide is not the solution to their problems and daily stresses. Their work saves lives and saves families from experiencing the tragedy of losing a loved one in such a shocking way.
Please do what you can to support my cause; it will be a great motivation for me while I try and regain the passion I once had for long distance running and also provide much needed support to a foundation that does such incredible work