This blog was put together as part of my fundraising effort for Winston’s Wish, the children’s bereavement charity. I was on a 16 week training programme in the build up to running Brighton Marathon. To raise awareness of the cause, 25 people, who were all bereaved in childhood, shared their stories of loss – and the aftermath. I am truly grateful to all those who contributed, knowing first hand how difficult it is to express such deep emotion. Thank you also to those who donated so generously. In total, the project raised over £6,300. This money will allow Winston’s Wish to provide bereavement care for two families for almost a year, including residential support camps. Together we have all brought light to dark times. An amazing achievement!

Team Winston before running 26 miles ...

Team Winston before running 26 miles …

And after, with my family

And after, with my family


About Anna Todd

Journalist. Mother. Marathon runner-to-be!
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One Response to EPILOGUE – OKAY TO CRY

  1. heather thomson says:

    Dearest Anna We are all so very proud of your huge achievement and especially in the light of the fact that you had been so poorly earlier in the week. A very BIG “WELL DONE”!! It is amazing how much you have raised for Winston’s Wish and they will be so very grateful to you. Holly has just lost a friend who leaves behind a husband and 2 little ones the same age as Holly’s two. She will be very happy to tell them about Winston’s Wish and is sure it will be a support and help to them too. Holly’s two are Max (4) and Elodie (1). We loved seeing the photos of you all with your little ones on Brighton Beach! Again so many many congratulations and much much love from us all, Heather and Billxx

    Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:18:15 +0000 To: hmthomson99@hotmail.com

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