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    05.Apr.12 The "Run Rogers Run" Challenge

    Stuart Rogers is a beginner runner and Run England member who is using running to overcome personal difficulties and raise money for a worthy cause. Here he tells his story.

    My story

    In February 2012, a week before we were due to have our 12 week scan, we learned that we had lost our new baby at eight weeks.

    Although a desperately sad time, we remained strong and positive. We feel very lucky to have the support of some wonderful friends and family and we keep smiling for our amazing son.

    I personally wanted to do something special in memory of the new baby we lost whilst also raising money for a worthwhile charity, Tommy’s that supports people who find themselves in a similar position to ourselves.

    Currently 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in a loss. Tommy’s believes every parent has the right to a healthy pregnancy and baby and its target is to halve the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.

    What am I doing?

    Tommy’s desperately requires funding to provide support to parents and research to reduce pregnancy loss.

    Although a recent beginner to running, I will be representing Tommy’s, the baby charity with the awesome challenge of the:

    • Bupa Great North Run in September 2012
    • Virgin London Marathon in April 2013
    • Covering approx. 1300 training miles

    All of my training and progress will be tracked through my website: www.runrogersrun.wordpress.com.

    My overall funding target is £3000!

    How to Support my cause

    1. Donate online: www.justgiving.com/sturogers
    2. Donate by mobile phone: TEXT STUR50 £2, £5, £10 to 70070
    3. Follow all my progress through my blog www.runrogersrun.wordpress.com

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