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Thank you to all our incredible fundraisers of 2021!

The Compassionate Friends wishes to warmly thank everyone who supported our work this year, including those who made donations, who raised funds in memory of their child or sibling, and who celebrated their birthday via Facebook.

In addition, we would like to thank everyone who undertook a challenge or activity to raise funds for The Compassionate Friends during the year. These included:

  • Linda Paterson who undertook the Walk of Hope in Glasgow
  • Gary Durham and colleagues at Butterfield Group Services who took part in a Nuclear Run
  • Humphrey Thompson and friends who did the Thames Path Walk in memory of Robert Treadgold
  • Debbie Knorz who ran the London Marathon
  • David Bransby who had the idea of, organised, collated, compiled and had printed the book Forget-Me-Not Poems
  • Christine Salib who knitted and sold woollen toys
  • Saffina Powell who donates proceeds of her book Walking Through Treacle
  • Team Dare for another amazing annual cycle ride
  • Andrea Corrie and colleagues from the Exmouth Medical Centre who undertook a walk
  • Gina Robinson who took part in a white-collar boxing match
  • Julia McPherson, Carole Harris, Carol & Adrian Keach for selling produce and products at the farmers' market in Burton Latimer
  • Gary Goodwin who cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats
  • Neil & Gill Hardy who held their annual Tom's Pie in the Sky event in memory of son Tom
  • Louise Mapp and friends who did the Cross-Bay Walk
  • Milana McMurtry who had two bungee jumps cancelled due to the pandemic but who still raised funds
  • Marianne Chambers and family who organised a tea & dog walk, bike rides and martial arts competition in memory of Matthew
  • Cas Vidler who walked the Thames Bridges Trek
  • Izzy Alexander who ran the London Marathon
  • Liam Waters who ran the London Marathon
  • Mark & Isla Turnbull who took part in the Mini Great North Run
  • Parker Barclay who did a 3-kilometre run
  • Carolyn Stuart who raised funds via her Smile for Faye campaign in memory of daughter Faye
  • Richard Deeks who, as men's captain, organised a charity day in aid of TCF at the Chesfield Downs Golf Club
  • Rachel & Mark Terry who organised an ice hockey match in memory of son Danny
  • Audrey Stent and the Glee Club of Berkhamsted who raised funds via a concert of Elton John songs
  • Cazz Fleet who had a Just Giving page to raise funds for the venue costs of her TCF support group
  • Joyce Ryan who organised a canal-side walk
  • Adie Walker whose employer took part in a static cycling event at its sites around the UK
  • Alexander Barrett running the Manchester Marathon
  • Aaron Goodwin and his friend Philip doing 3 Yorkshire Peaks

Also, we wish to thank those sponsors of TCF leaflets during the year:

  • Heather Wheeler
  • Pete Long
  • Katy Shaw and Sharon Evans
  • Don and Barbara Plant
  • Margaret and Chris Smart
  • Kings Lynn TCF Group
  • Jayne Furber, Ninette Hartley, the Good Grief Project, and the Jessica Lawson Trust
  • Sue Brooks and family
  • Catherine Schmidt
  • Anonymous
  • John Bannister

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