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Lauren's Mum: Life, Love and Loss

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LAUREN'S JUST GIVING PAGE

RAISING MONEY FOR SEPSIS RESEARCH FEAT

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 Sepsis Research FEAT.  This charity not only raises awareness about Sepsis, but also funds research into finding better solutions for those it affects.

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Degrees of death

Losing a child is the worst grief you will feel. I'm told this often, and I want to ask, how do you know? I don't mean this in a...

Birthday time

There are times when grief rears up and butts you in the head, often unexpectedly. Tomorrow is my son's 12th birthday. Last year, for...

Not Broken

I got a message this week that reminded me why I started writing this blog. It wasn't just as a vent for my emotions, but with the hope...

5 months

Today marks five months since Lauren died. Five months today we were driving back from Alderhey in stunned silence, almost fleeing the...

VE Day

I don't think the true destruction of our mental health will be laid bare until the lockdown eases. Like many people I am furloughed. I...

Silence is Golden

One of the unexpected consequences to Lauren's death, is my inability to listen to any music without my heart breaking. Music has always...

What's in a word.

Grief - 13th Century, from the French word grever, meaning to burden, and the Latin gravare, to make heavy. I've been considering Grief....

And on and on and on....

Facebook keeps sending me alerts to remind me I haven't added to my page for a while. There doesn't seem to be a button to respond "My...

Mum Guilt

It is expected that the government will today announce the lockdown will continue for at least 3 more weeks. Athough we want a return to...

4 very long months

Today marks 4 months since we said our final goodbyes to Lauren. 4 months since the consultants told us she'd suffered a catastrophic...

Week 3

As we start the third week of lockdown I think I'm becoming a full blown hypochondriac. Every little symptom is blown out of all...

Easter Holidays 🐰

So the school holidays are here! It's abit of a strange feeling. Not helped by the fact that we should have been off on our family ski...

Week 2

Week 2 of the lockdown and thankfully we are all still healthy. As yet no friends & family have been affected. I wanted to do an...

British Summertime Begins

So it's official, British Summertime has begun. This must be the strangest start yet, certainly since the war. I'm aware that in these...

Mend and Make Do

One small positive to come from the enforced shutdown, for me personally, has been my change in attitude to consumerism. When we were...

Mrs Brightside

Over the past three and a bit months I've been attempting to find the good in every situation, it's almost like I've been in training for...

The Lockdown 

Well we finally got the news we knew was coming, stay at home! It won't make much difference to how our family has been over the last...

The New Normal

So we got Mothers day done! I had loads of messages of support, thankyou but in all honesty the day wasn't as bad as I thought it would...

GRIEF INTERRUPTED

It seems self absorbed to be writing about me, with all that is going on in the world. In a few hours the schools will shut, no-one...

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Upcoming Events

  • Sun, 11 Jun
    Llanberis
    11 Jun 2023, 07:00 – 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    11 Jun 2023, 07:00 – 17:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    Swim 1.5km Bike 49.6km Run 11.9km
  • 50km Ultra X Summer Trial Marathon
    50km Ultra X Summer Trial Marathon
    Sat, 09 Jul
    Hebden Bridge
    09 Jul 2022, 07:00
    Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge HX7, UK
    09 Jul 2022, 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 Lakes Swim Derwent Water 3th July 2022
    Epic Lakes Swim Derwent Water 3th July 2022
    Sun, 03 Jul
    Keswick
    03 Jul 2022, 08:30
    Keswick, Keswick CA12, UK
    03 Jul 2022, 08:30
    Keswick, Keswick CA12, UK
    Another Epic Open Water Swim for Sarah and her friends and family.
  • Epic Events Southport Triathlon
    Epic Events Southport Triathlon
    Sun, 22 May
    Southport
    22 May 2022, 19:00
    Southport, Southport, UK
    22 May 2022, 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
    Night time Summit of Snowdon
    Sun, 01 May
    Caernarfon
    01 May 2022, 01:30 – 9:30
    Caernarfon, Snowdon, Caernarfon LL55 4UL, UK
    01 May 2022, 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 **
     5k a day for Alder Hey    **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    Sat, 10 Jul
    United Kingdom
    10 Jul 2021, 19:00
    United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    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 **
     Wooler Trail Marathon   **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    Sat, 14 Nov
    Northumberland National Park
    14 Nov 2020, 08:00
    Northumberland National Park, 7 South Park, Hexham NE46 1BT, UK
    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 **
    Scarfell Pike Marathon  **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    Sun, 16 Aug
    Scafell Pike
    16 Aug 2020, 08:00
    Scafell Pike, Scafell Pike, Seascale CA19 1TH, UK
    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 **
    Epic Lakes Swim Derwent Water 5th July  **Completed - Thankyou for your Donations **
    Sun, 05 Jul
    Crow Park
    05 Jul 2020, 12:00 – 14:00
    Crow Park, Keswick CA12 5DJ, UK
    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
    Badass Mucker Junior
    Sat, 20 Jun
    Caton
    20 Jun 2020, 12:20
    Caton, Caton, Lancaster LA2, UK
    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.
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