@SANDSUK – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

//@SANDSUK – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

@SANDSUK – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

2019-08-02T11:41:40+00:00October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In July I wrote telling you about our chosen company charity SANDS UK in support of one of our team and family members Chris West who, sadly, lost his son Oliver in March. Chris has a program of runs to raise money for this amazing charity.

I thought I would write an update after Chris’s latest run The Great South held in Portsmouth.

In July I wrote telling you about our chosen company charity SANDS UK in support of one of our team and family members Chris West who, sadly, lost his son Oliver in March. Chris has a program of runs to raise money for this amazing charity.

I thought I would write an update after Chris’s latest run The Great South held in Portsmouth.

Chris had a bright sunny day for his run and a friend to run with. He set off at around 11:00 am along with around 20,000 other runners. He finished in 1 hour 34 Mins and 49 secs, in 6515th place out of over 20,000!! Quite an achievement, and not far off a new personal best time for Chris.

That is two runs of the six done – the Petersfield 10k and the Great South. His next run is the Portsdown Hill Remembrance Day run on the 10th November 2018. After this he has a bit of a rest before his 2019 challenges of The Chichester 10k (3rd Feb), The Surrey Half Marathon (10th March) and the Brighton Marathon (14th April). Chris had set his heart on running the London Marathon as a finale, however, he did not get a place.

His target was to raise £3,500 for the SANDS charity, and through a lot of work and many generous friends, family, people we don’t know and businesses, Chris is 73% towards his target.

We as a supporter of Chris’s aims to raise this money want to support his in smashing his target and raise an even bigger sum to support families who sadly lose their children during and immediately after birth. The loss of a child is heart-breaking for the parents and their surrounding family, and this charity is key to supporting families at this traumatic time.

If you would like to read more about the work they do, you can at this link: www.sands.org.uk

If you are able to support Chris in his challenge please click on the following link.