The "Run Rogers Run" Challenge
05 April 2012
Stuart Rogers is a beginner runner and Run England member who is using running to overcome personal difficulties and raise money for a worthy cause. Here he tells his story.
In February 2012, a week before we were due to have our 12 week scan, we learned that we had lost our new baby at eight weeks.
Although a desperately sad time, we remained strong and positive. We feel very lucky to have the support of some wonderful friends and family and we keep smiling for our amazing son.
I personally wanted to do something special in memory of the new baby we lost whilst also raising money for a worthwhile charity, Tommy’s that supports people who find themselves in a similar position to ourselves.
Currently 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in a loss. Tommy’s believes every parent has the right to a healthy pregnancy and baby and its target is to halve the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.
What am I doing?
Tommy’s desperately requires funding to provide support to parents and research to reduce pregnancy loss.
Although a recent beginner to running, I will be representing Tommy’s, the baby charity with the awesome challenge of the:
- Bupa Great North Run in September 2012
- Virgin London Marathon in April 2013
- Covering approx. 1300 training miles
All of my training and progress will be tracked through my website: www.runrogersrun.wordpress.com.
My overall funding target is £3000!
How to Support my cause
- Donate online: www.justgiving.com/sturogers
- Donate by mobile phone: TEXT STUR50 £2, £5, £10 to 70070
- Follow all my progress through my blog www.runrogersrun.wordpress.com
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