Sunday, 7 August 2016

Yesterday saw one of our supporters, Anna Bishop, compete in the Leeds 5K at Roundhay Park. 

I went along with Charlies 3 cousins, Rhiann, Amy & Mila to give her lots of support and encouragement.

Anna will say herself that she is not a person who runs (a lady after my own heart) but she wanted to do something that was a challenge.

Anna did the run in memory of her son, Jonah, who was born sleeping on 7th April 2016.

Anna has also signed up to do the 5K Colour Run in Birmingham later on in August.

We are all so proud of her to even consider doing something for our charity. She has struggled sometimes to get out and train as she has a little 2 year old who takes up a lot of her time.

When you have lost a baby or child you can often find it hard to get out and about as you are worried about how people will be around you and how they will interact with you. 
Often it is easier and definitely less stressful to just stay at home where you feel safe and protected.

Anna has fought through this and even when she felt really nervous she kept on going.

Luckily it was a beautiful day for the race and there were plenty of people encouraging people on. 

Anna's husband and son were also there on the side line cheering and clapping.

Anna found a lady at the start of the race who was also running alone so they decided to keep each other company. 
I think having someone else to keep you motivated can be such a help and Anna said that she found having someone with her definitely made her race easier.

So far Anna has raised a massive £1437.50. 

We have been blown away by the generosity of her supporters, but it just confirms what a wonderful lady she is as so many of her sponsors left some wonderful messages.

We will keep you up to date with how her next run goes.

Thank You so much Anna for all you have done for Charlies-Angel-Centre, you truly are an amazing lady.