Claire, Lynette and Jacqueline

My Marathon My Way

We're fundraising for the charity Sands!

Myself, Lynette, and Jacqueline are taking part in the Sands My Marathon My Way event, and in November we will be running a total of 26 miles in 26 days. Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. They exist to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it. 

Sands is a charity that is close to me and Bryan's hearts. Over the past two years, our pregnancy journey has not only been difficult but heartbreaking. In June this year, we found out we were pregnant, for what would have been our fourth time, as we have previously experienced 2 miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy. So, when we found out, We were pregnant again we were petrified and excited all at the same time. In July we found out that this time around we were having twins. We really thought that this was going to be our time, and what had happened previously was the build-up to us finally getting our ready-made family. This all changed when I found out at 13 weeks something was wrong with one of our twins and the baby would sadly not survive. As heartbreaking as this news was we tried to remain positive and hopeful that the other baby would be ok.  However, our world again came crashing down when at four months pregnant we were told that both our baby's heartbeats had now stopped. The next part of the journey was one of the hardest things we have ever had to deal with. Losing a baby at four months means that they have to induce labour, which was something that I was not physically or mentally prepared for. This process for me was not without its complications as there were issues through labour and I ended up in theatre. Our baby girls were born sleeping on 3rd September 2021.  

Due to the work that Sands do and the money they raise we were provided with a quiet room within the labour ward which allowed us to go through this heart-breaking time in peace as a couple and provided us with the privacy to say goodbye to our precious angels. They also provided us with memory boxes to remember our babies, as well as a number of people to talk to and connect with during this difficult time. Sadly, the death of a baby is not rare. Every day in the UK around 14 babies die before, during, or soon after birth. That means nearly every two hours a family is faced with the devastation of the death of their baby. 

We are not one's to open up about our personal life and share our story on such a public forum, but pregnancy loss is such a taboo subject that we want to change the stigma around it. We want people to know that you are not alone, and there is a lot of support out there for partners and their families who are suffering a loss. I am also here if anyone needs someone to talk to, so please feel free to contact me if you need support. 

So to honor our five beautiful angels we have lost over the last two years, we want to give back to a charity that has really helped and supported us. We want to ensure that they can continue to help others who are suffering the loss of a baby, and keep providing vital support and guidance. I am also lucky to have two amazing friends who want to support me in the My Marathon My Way event. Myself and Bryan cannot thank our friends and family enough for been there for us over the last two years, we honestly don't know where we would be without you all. 

Please feel free to share our page, and we want to thank anyone who takes the time to donate. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Graham Neilson

Good luck girls, great cause

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Bryan

Good luck girls❤

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David Smith

Great cause and good luck.

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Dave Mcculloch

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Jay Ritchie

Good luck X

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Heather Smith

Love you and B very much 💛

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Veronica Shaw

This is an amazing thing you are doing Claire. Best of luck. Sending all my love xxxx

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Bryan & Grace

Good luck girls ,a lovely idea Claire and with your two besties💞xx

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Stuart Mcculloch

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Donna Hosie

Good luck.

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Anonymous

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Les Shearer

Good Luck!

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Mama Hosie

Hi girls, how amazing, you are doing really well with fund raising for this fantastic charity, keep up the good work

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Laura

Such an inspiration. Lots of love x

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Marina Neilson

Sending big love to you all x

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Angela Mcfarlane

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Arthur Hosie

Hi Claire fully support you and fundraising for this great charity, I'm sure you will do well xx

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Ricky And Jane Welsh

Good luck girls

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Paul Young

Great cause, all the very best girls! :)

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Mhari

So much love and respect for you Claire - you’re amazing and so strong. Lots of love xxx

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Mary Thomson

You go Girls, what a brilliant cause and I hope marathon all goes well.

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Martin Heneaghan - Csm Facilities Management

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Mark Fleming

Well done girls

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Lyndsey Massie

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Euan Clark

Well done Claire, good luck x

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Derek Hosie

My thoughts are with you Claire. Good luck in the marathon 🏃‍♀️ Xx

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Martin Cook

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Linda & Derek

Sad but great you are doing something to help everyone x

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George Reynolds

Wish you well girls on your marathon and fundraising for a great cause.

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Maureen Harkness

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Stuart Feay

Great thing your doing 🙂

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Yvonne Scott

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Blair Waugh

❤️❤️❤️

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Nicky Davidson

Well done 💕

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Olive

Good luck Claire and friends

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Linsay Gracie

This is a fantastic thing that you are doing Claire, for a great cause. Best wishes xxx

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Margo

Good luck girls supporting a fabulous charity Claire Thoughts are with you and Brian x

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Robert Mcdowall

Gone yersel girls

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Nicole Hood

❤️

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Jenn

Fantastic cause, well done for staying so strong xx

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Auntie Madgie

Thinking of Claire & Bryan and wishing you great success in your fundraising, Auntie Madgie xxx

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Wee Boycey

Good luck xx

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Jacqui Milloy

Thinking of you Claire. Good luck. Lovely charity xx

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Auntie Ann

Sending my love to you Bryan &Claire ,sad to read this .what an amazing thing yous are doing💞xx

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Arthur Hosie

Wishing you all the best Claire with your fundraising

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Natalie Hopkins

Good luck x

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Dean Hood

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Stuart Mcquade

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Ailsa, Stuart & Ruaridh

Good luck girlies! Sending all our love and support ❤️

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Sorrel

So brave to share your story and help others in the process. My thought as with you both. Good luck with the fundraising. x

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Danny Wilson

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Anonymous

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Graham Peace

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Margaret Macmillan

Good luck girls ❤

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Penelope Moffat

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Carol Mcgregor

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Patricia Touw

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Adam Copeland

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Amy Livingstone

Well done and much love to you both xx

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Lyndsay Henderson

♥️♥️♥️

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Ba

❤️❤️❤️

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Sharon Stevenson

❤️

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Kirstin Adams

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Paul Tait

Good luck x

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Graeme And Amy

❤️

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Stevie Green

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Davey (golf Inn)

Good luck girls, great cause

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Ann Wilson

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Debbie Mcgarrie

Fantastic cause!!! You've got this girls xxx

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Margaret Macmillan

Good luck girls, amazing amount of funds raised. You should be very proud ❤🤗xx

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Janice

Good luck girl's xx

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Kirsty Baird

Good luck girls 💜

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Muir Fulton

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Nichola And Leah

So sorry to hear about everything you and Bryan have been through Claire. Amazing thing you’re doing for such a great charity. Sending lots of love xxx

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Joan Lodge

Good luck in your fundraising.

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Pablo

Well done lassies go for it. Brilliant stuff

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Toni Tait

Well done girls….. so much love

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Christine Barr

Go girls you can do it! Xx

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Clare Casey

Heartbreaking to find this out Claire! Well done ♥️

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Laura New

Good luck

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Lyndsey Douglas

What a wonderful thing you are doing, for an amazing cause close to our hearts. Well done to all of you xxx

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Zak

Best of luck troops x

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Josh

Good luck.

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Kimberley Mcculloch

Amazing girls ! Good luck ❤️

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Demi

Good luck girls 💓 xx

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Jamie W

Good luck x

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Rachael Hillhouse

Yous will smash it X

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Emma Simpson

All my love to you Claire and Bryan ❤ You've got this girls!! Xx

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Steven Mcbirnie

Good luck to you all ❤️

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Nikki K

Good luck ladies! You will smash it! Such an amazing thing to do for a great cause! I know it can’t have been easy for you to share your story Claire but I have no doubt that by doing so you will help many others! Xxx

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John Mcleish

Good Luck

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Colin Pyke

Good luck

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Alan Scott

Good luck xx

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Erin Carswell

Beautiful cause <3 go gals!!

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Zander Burgess

Good luck girls

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Anthony Ewer

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Janet & George Hepburn

Good luck girls, great cause

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Gwen

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Karen Sloss

We’ll done girls. A great cause 💕💕

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Amie Fulton

Well done girls!

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Hollie Milby

Good luck girls ❤️ xx

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Maureen Mcguire

Such a wonderful charity and so good of you to raise awareness. Sending prayers for every mum and who have had to go through this xx

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Gordon Mcrae

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Stephanie Harvey

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Les Massie

Good luck! Hope you raise awareness and make some money in the process.

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Colin Fisher

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Lindsey

Good luck, you'll smash it! Xx

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Tricia Reynolds

Good luck girls. You are raising funds for an amazing charity xxx

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Nicole Halbert

Good Luck❤️❤️

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Scott Fleming

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Iain Forbes

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Kay Preston

Best of Luck

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Joanne Douglas

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Sheila Corrieri

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Caroline Hogarth

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Helen Cameron

Good Luck xx

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Les Cottle

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Hannah Blakey

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Anonymous

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Barbara Dorrans

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Erin Lee

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Julie And Michael Lawrie

So sorry for your loss , best wishes for the future xxx

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Graeme Russell

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Stefan Stankiewicz

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Sharon & Ross Murray

Good Luck x

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Leona Thompson

Good luck girls ♥️

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Laura Speirs

Good luck ❤

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Annette Gibson

Best of luck girls ,a great idea for a great charity.

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Vivienne Mackinnon

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Lynn Mcgregor

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Lesley & Susie

Best wishes Lesley and Susie xx

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Lesley-anne Mancini

Well done ❤️

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Roslyn Dunlop

Well done girls, all for a good cause 💞

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Laura Bell

Well done girls, fantastic amount raised ❤️

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Amy Tait

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Liz

Good luck

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Louise Campbell

Well done ladies. Xxx

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Thersa

Good luck

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Hollie Mccallum

Good luck ladies! For a great cause, you’ll be amazing💗💗love hollie x

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Maureen Waugh

Good luck ladies my heart is aching reading your journey so I sincerely hope you all raise a great amount for a fantastic cause xx

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Emma Mcallister

💗💗💗

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Natalie Robertson

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Craig Devlin

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Rachael Anderson

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Kevin Laidlaw

I can not imagine what you have been through, however you are so brave in talking about this subject. Kevin and Louise, work beside yer Mum

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Celia Connel

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Amanda Wynd

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Lewis Gardiner

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Lisa And David

Well done Girls !

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Laura Hervas

With all the love and support from my heart. You go strong ladies! ❤️💕

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Rebecca Andrew

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Anonymous

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Laura Love