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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.

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

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

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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...

Mothers Day #2

Friends have been asking how I'm feeling on the run up to Mothers Day. "I'm fine" tends to be the stock response. Which loosely...

Time

When you lose a loved one time becomes something you think about a lot, the time you had and the time you've lost. You think about happy...

Hierarchy of Grief

The complete drudgery of Lockdown#3 has led to very little to write about. The return of homeschooling and home-workouts has lacked the...

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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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  •  Wooler Trail Marathon   ***Postponed***
    Sat, 14 Nov
    Northumberland National Park
    14 Nov 2020, 08:00
    Northumberland National Park, 7 South Park, Hexham NE46 1BT, UK
    Wooler Trail Marathon is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park. This is a challenging Trail Marathon with just over 6000 feet of ascent,
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  • Scarfell Pike Marathon
    Sun, 16 Aug
    Scafell Pike
    16 Aug 2020, 08:00
    Scafell Pike, Scafell Pike, Seascale CA19 1TH, UK
    A trail marathon incorporating England's highest peak. Based from Keswick the route follows beautiful lakeshore trails, wooded valleys to spectacular high mountain trails, incorporating some of the most dramatic rock scenery in the Lake District.
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  • Epic Lakes Swim Derwent Water 5th July
    05 Jul 2020, 12:00 – 14:00
    Crow Park, Keswick CA12 5DJ, UK
    The Derwent Epic Lakes Swim is event 2 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from Crow Park, in Keswick and forms part of the National Trust Regatta Weekend.
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