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Surviving Lauren Menzies - Navigating Loss in the Modern World

 

LAUREN'S JUST GIVING PAGE

RAISING MONEY FOR ALDERHEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

I am Lauren's mum.  When my daughter died my whole world changed.  This is my survival story.

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

 
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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 youngest to leave primary school and, of course, both myself and Chris have been training for our respective events. The day of the #epicswimforalderhey was an emotional one. Not only was it the day before Lauren's birthday, but seeing all the friends who turned out to cheer us on really brought everything home to me. We had some #teamloz t-

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 the Bay of Naples) I'll be walking it here, at Derwentwater It looks beautiful doesn't it...but I doubt I'll be be thinking that in 2 weeks time. The end of my year of walking means that the next day I'll be swimming in this lake as part of #epicswimforalderhey. With other #teamloz members we will be doing something none of us have done b

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 Alderhey Children's Hospital. Included in that total is the 874 miles I walked on the virtual Lands End to John O'Groats walk. I have been completing #5kadayforalderhey for over 280 days. There have been dark & rainy days (both literally & mentally) but as the sun shines and the temperature raises I feel my mood lift too. Undertaking 5k

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Epic Lakes Swim Derwent Water 3th July 2022
    03 Jul, 08:30
    Keswick, Keswick CA12, UK
    Another Epic Open Water Swim for Sarah and her friends and family.
  • 50km Ultra X Summer Trial Marathon
    Sat, 09 Jul
    Hebden Bridge
    09 Jul, 07:00
    Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge HX7, UK
    This is the big one! 50km Trail Marathon with 1550mtr Elevation - Chris must be off his rocker!
  • Epic Events Southport Triathlon
    22 May, 19:00
    Southport, Southport, UK
    Chris will take part in this, his first Olympic length Triathlon: 1500m swim / 40k cycle / 10k run
  • Night time Summit of Snowdon
    Sun, 01 May
    Caernarfon
    01 May, 01:30 – 9:30
    Caernarfon, Snowdon, Caernarfon LL55 4UL, UK
    An Alder Hey Organised event to raise money for the Children's Hospital
  •  5k a day for Alder Hey    **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    10 Jul 2021, 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
  •  Wooler Trail Marathon   **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    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,
  • Scarfell Pike Marathon  **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    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.
  • Epic Lakes Swim Derwent Water 5th July  **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    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.
  • Badass Mucker Junior
    Sat, 20 Jun
    Caton
    20 Jun 2020, 12:20
    Caton, Caton, Lancaster LA2, UK
    A 2.5km Course over 25 Obstacles, including muddy areas and a finishing slide into a plunge pool. The event is hi-energy fun that challenges all abilities through the age range and emphasises teamwork and lots of laughs.