This year, Jigsaw (South East) has been represented at both the Brighton and London Marathons raising almost £1,000 in total for the charity.
Big thanks and congratulations to Pete Cartwright (25) and Mohan Mangroo (48) who both successfully completed the Brighton Marathon in 3:44:02 and 4:33:34 respectively. (read more about them and their motivation here: https://jigsawsoutheast.org.uk/marathon-challenge-for-bereaved-families/)
Dawn Helps (pictured left) decided to run the London Marathon on behalf of Jigsaw (South East) and successfully completed the gruelling route around the capital in 5:40:00. Dawn received support from JSE earlier in the year and attended the NE Surrey Grief Support Groups.
“As I went round, I thought about how proud my Dad would have been of my achievement,” said Dawn. “I was supposed to take part last year, but when Dad died in February 2012, I deferred as I knew that even though I was physically ready, I was mentally not ready to take part.
“This year, having attended Jigsaw’s groups with my mum and my niece and nephew, I thought “Well, why not? I will just walk around and enjoy the day”. What did I have to lose? So with a renewed positive attitude I took on the challenge and somehow managed to jog, walk and run around the course, something I know I couldn’t have done six months ago.
“Thank you Jigsaw – for helping me – and thank you Dad, who was with me in spirit all around 26.2 miles.”
It isn’t too late to pledge your support to our three brave runners, simply visit their JustGiving pages.
Pete Cartwright: www.justgiving.com/pete-c
Mohan Mangroo: www.justgiving.com/mohanmangroo
Dawn Helps: www.justgiving.com/Dawn-Helps/