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Kate Stanton is raising money for Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity

Running to Remeber

Event date: 2nd October 2022

My story

On 1st October 2004, our son Louis died aged one day, and this year he would be 18. This is a chance to celebrate all he has given me and many others over the last 18 years and mark what for many young people is an important mile stone.

Over the years, Sands has become a big part of my life and given me a way to create a legacy for Louis. It was there to support our family after he died, it gave me a way to channel my grief, by becoming a Befriender and being alongside other families who experienced their own loss, and now it has given me a job I love, training. Running the London Marathon is a chance to say thank you and support the amazing work they are doing to reduce the number of babies who die each day, and continue to support anyone affected by the death of a baby.

I am also doing this in memory of another of the major influences in my life, dad who died 3 years ago with dementia. He was a great man, and dementia was not easy to bear for him, or any of us. In Somerset there is very little support for families supporting a family member with dementia, and we would love to raise funds to support the brilliant Admiral Nurses funded by Dementia UK.

Anything you are able to give to one or other or both charities will be hugely appreciated. It is awhile since I last ran the London Marathon, but I can’t think of a better reason to get out there and train and raise funds this year, than an 18th birthday and to remember a great dad. Thank you for reading

Kate


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Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity

Charity number: 299679

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