LAUREN'S JUST GIVING PAGE

RAISING MONEY FOR ALDERHEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

I am Lauren's mum.  My daughter died suddenly and unexpectedly.  I am doing everything possible to survive this.

As a family we are raising money in Lauren's name for Alderhey Children's Hospital.  Visit her Justgiving page here

 

Surviving Lauren Menzies - My tale of life, love & loss

 
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And On ...and on

I write less, not because I have less to say, but I fear I may just repeat myself. We are approaching the end of my second year in grief....

Life through a Lens

I've tried to write on this topic for a while, but found it difficult. If it wasn't for the media we wouldn't have raised over £20k for...

Birthday - Round 2

The second birthday without Lauren. Another year older, another year since I've last seen her, hugged her, laughed with her. Despite all...

Swirly days

My head has been very swirly of late, unable to fixate on a single thought path for any length of time. Time is changing, home is...

One moment

Grief, it is such a little word but it can mean so much ...anger, sadness, despair, But recently I've discovered that you can add...

The Storm Before the Calm

Last week I cried on the way home from work. I haven't done that for a while. I used to cry every time I drove home, I think it's...

2 weeks today ...

This is Scarfell Pike, England's highest mountain. Two weeks today Chris will run a marathon, part of which will include running up &...

It could be you..

I was reading a news report the other day into the death of a teenager. I often find a compulsion to read other stories of horrific...

Birthdays

The run up to Lauren's 15th Birthday has been a busy one. Alongside the usual family events we've also been getting organised for our...

Life

I now know that time is not a great healer, in fact it does fuck all. It just goes by, day by day, changing nothing. I change things The...

Two weeks to go!

In two weeks time I'll be walking my last #5kadayforalderhey. By then I'll have covered over 2500 km (or the distance from my house to...

Knowledge & Naivety

It's is often said that a little bit of knowledge can be a bad thing, and I guess the same can be said for the knowledge of grief. Last...

Unexpectedly

It feels like there are stories in the media every day regarding the deaths of children's and young adults. I don't know if I'm just...

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

It's been all about Alder Hey for these last few days Firstly, I went to The Delph Watersport Centre with some other members of Team Loz...

Disassociation

When Lauren was at Alderhey, hooked up to numerous beeping machines, we all experienced a strange situation. We knew it was Lauren lying...

Fundraising for Alderhey

I've been that busy walking (& more recently swimming) that I missed a landmark distance. I have now walked/riden/swum over 2000km for...

Oh Lucky You

I've been listening to a podcast recently by Simon Thomas. It's called Life Interrupted, and he interviews people who have had their...

Overwhelmed

As the country starts to slowly re-emerge from its cocoon of covid avoidance, I am having a swirling mixture of emotion. On one hand the...

Normalcy Bias and The Fear

Definition: Normalcy bias, is a cognitive bias which leads people to disbelieve or minimise threat warnings. People fail to comprehend...

 
 

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Upcoming Events

  • 5k a day for Alderhey
    Sat, 10 Jul
    United Kingdom
    10 Jul, 19:00
    United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    From 11 July 2020 until 10th July 2021 Sarah will be walking/cycling 5k every day to raise money for Alderhey Childrens Hospital
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