Vikki Jones

My Activity Tracking

28
mi

My target 26 mi

Help me raise money for bereaved families across the UK

When I woke up on 29th Dec 2019 I was 39wks pregnant with a massive bump and getting ready to introduce my eldest daughter to her little sister. By the time I went to bed that same day I had spent hours in hospital, had multiple scans and had it confirmed that my babies heart had stopped and she was no longer alive. The next 72hrs were a whirlwind of emotion, numbness and devastation, having to inform my family and friends and prepare to give birth to a baby I knew had already gone. It's not really an experience I can describe, because there really aren't the words. What I can tell you is that in those immediate hours and days, and pretty much every day since, I have been supported by countless nurses, counsellors, charities and other bereaved families and that without that support I am not quite sure where or what I'd be. They have, quite literally, saved me.

So, this week I'm taking part in 'My Marathon My Way' to raise vital funds for Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) during this incredibly difficult time. During a time when so many of us are experiencing isolation, the Sands helpline and online community are vital in keeping bereaved families connected by offering a safe, confidential and compassionate space to talk.

The NHS is stretched and Sands are there to support with the various emotional needs bereaved parents and families have day to day, which can be heightened in such uncertain times. Sands is not immune from the effects of this pandemic so I’m taking on My Marathon My Way to do help raise vital money to keep this support going.

I know that right now so many people are experiencing financial difficulties, but if you can give even £1, I promise your money will do something amazing.

My Updates

26.2 miles in 7 days and over £1300 raised!

Sunday 14th Jun
What a week! Finished with a solo morning walk. No company today, just me, a podcast and my own thoughts. A very relaxed and reflective end to the week.

Walk #6 done!

Saturday 13th Jun
A gorgeous walk in the sunshine, lots of birdsong in the background and a lovely catch with tonight's walking buddy, Linzi. 3.6miles to go. So close!

Walk #5 done!

Saturday 13th Jun
A slightly shorter one last night as I had a few things planned with friends. Bit cold and drizzly but definitely nicer than Thursday! Big love to Helen for keeping me company. 7.6 miles to go!

Walk #4 done!

Thursday 11th Jun
It was grim, it was cold, it rained so hard even my socks are wet. But the lovely Jen provided me with plenty of excellent chat to keep me going and you guys keep donating so there's no stopping now! 16miles down. 10.6 to go. X

Walk #3 done!

Wednesday 10th Jun
A slightly chilly one this evening, but without the rain it threatened so that was much appreciated. Lovely actual real live in the flesh company from Becky this evening, which is probably why we walked a little further - once we start chatting there's no hope! Can't believe we've now passed the £1k mark! It's totally amazing. What an incredible bunch of family, friends and extended friends we have. Thank you so much. Xxx

Walk #2 done!

Tuesday 9th Jun
A lot of garden laps this evening which was less fun and a bit slower, but I had some lovely phone company from Kirsten (Thanks K-dog!) and you lovely lot have got me past £1k! I am so so thrilled and excited. You are all wonderful. Xx

Walk #1 done!

Monday 8th Jun
First walk done, not a bad pace! Had the audio company of my lovely friend Sophie. Obviously talking makes me walk faster!

Thank you so much!

Monday 8th Jun
I can't believe I am almost at ny target and I haven't even taken a step yet! This is incredible and I am so grateful for everyone has donated so far. Your money is going to do so much good and I will complete my first walk tonight with such a massive spring in my step. So thank you, thank you, thank you! 

P. S I'm always one for pushing myself so you may have noticed I've up'd my target to a nice round £1000.  I like a challenge!! 

Ignore the random mile logged on the activity tracker!

Sunday 7th Jun
I'm not sure why it's there - I start tomorrow at 7.15pm!

So, what am I doing...?

Sunday 7th Jun
Due to an ankle injury I'm not in any fit state to run the marathon, or even walk it all in one. 26.2 miles is a looooong way! So instead, I am going to cover the distance over 7 days  (it's about 4miles I day) .  My work and my three year old means I'm going to be doing it in the evening, mainly walking laps of my village or garden - laps of my garden will mean approx 200 laps each evening!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

£105

Becky

You’re an inspirational woman Vikki, Seren will be very proud to have you as her mother when she stops watching so much Paw Patrol.

£52.50

Chris And Dilys Oldham

£52.50

Jane

Go Vikki! Don't loose count of the garden laps, you don't want to have to keep starting again

£52.50

James Keeling

Good luck Vikki, love James, Lucy and Herbie x

£50

The Easterbrooks

£42

Jackie Dent

What a wonderful tribute to Ffion this is xx

£33.60

Vikki Jones

£31.50

Callum Graham

Jones, I am sure you’ll smash this :)

£31.50

Sally Rutter

Hi Vikki, wishing you all the luck in the world for your challenge, and love and support x

£30

Tori And Vally

We are all behind you 100% sending lots of love.

£27.51

Rhys Jones

Good time for me to start rewatching Scrubs ☺

£27.30

Katie Snell

£27.30

Penf, Stephen & Sophie-squish Xxxxx

You go girl!!!

£26.25

Heather & John

Brilliant - well done brave Vikki. Much love to you all xx

£26.25

Becky

Amazing work Vikstar xx

£26.25

The Tranters

You’re amazing lady. Much respect and big love to you 😘🥰 xx

£26.25

Vicky Frayard

Get them 90s tunes going - the laps will fly by!xx

£26.25

Corinne & Bob

What a huge hearted person you are Vikki! You have been in our thoughts and prayers a while now. We hope you can feel our love and support around you all as a family. Lots of love! Xxxx 💕

£26.20

Julie Birkin

❤️

£21

Anonymous

£21

Briony Boardman-owen

Good luck Vikki, a wonderful thing to do! Sending lots of love Xx

£21

Emma Marshall

Well done Vikki! A fantastic achievement. Sending lots of love and big hugs, E x

£21

Laura Jones

You’re amazing Vikki, we are all so proud of you. Xxx

£21

Enid Oliver

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Helz

Go Vikki! xx

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Hannah Fairlamb

All our love Hannah and Laura x

£21

William Hardwick

£21

Clare Barlow

Good luck xx

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Sam And Alfie

Good luck and well done for doing this! Amazing! X

£21

Cathy Mahmood

Thinking of you!

£21

Sarah Firth

A wonderful cause, well done beautiful lady xxx

£21

Nicky Norton

Mrs Jones - you awesome lady you! Go for it. You’ve got this in the bag! 💪🏻❤️🏃‍♀️

£21

Caroline Edmonds

An amazing thing to do for a charity that does an incredible job. You are an amazing lady to do this after such a devastating loss.

£21

Janice Jeavons

Well done Vikki.

£21

Laura Hanson-abbott

£21

Nadia Newstead

Gwaaaaaaaaan lady. So proud of you. N xxx

£21

Yvonne Warburton

Well done Vikki. Really proud of you xx

£20

Stephanie Bowers

Well done Vikki. What a wonderful thing to do for such a fabulous cause. Sending you all the love in the world xxx

£20

Lucie Chapman

Keep up the inspirational stuff! 💕

£20

The Hanson Family

Good luck and well done for raising funds for Sands - sending you all our love x

£20

Bingham-davies Family

£20

Susan Keane

Good luck Vikki x

£20

Rebecca Poole

Good luck x

£20

Gemma Bailey

£20

Roger Bailey

Go go go Vicki, a great charity that helps many many people an excellent cause 😊

£20

Laura Kenwright

Wishing you love and strength for your challenge. Xxx

£20

Emily Roberts

£20

Sarah, Ben And Lillian Wilson-white

Sending lots of love and energy to you, amazing lady! Love Sarah, Ben and Lillian xx

£15.75

Clare Beresford

Lots of love and hugs from afar Vicki ❤️xxx

£15.75

Sarah Kolawole

💛

£15.75

Sally Trivett

Getting my daily exercise (vicariously), tick! You're a queen xx

£10.50

Nick Lawford

Well done Vikki x

£10.50

Rachel Pascoe

Such a good cause - well done such an achievement!

£10.50

Valentina Faulkner

Brave and inspiring.

£10.50

Jan Faulkner

Well done Vikki; so proud of you!

£10.50

Hannah Turner

love you, love this! Xx

£10.50

Heather Else

£10.50

Amy Britten

Go Vikki Go! Thinking of you are you embark on your marathon mission. With love from Dan, Amy, Sophie, James and William.

£10.50

Jodie Leeworthy

So sorry for your loss Vikki. Good luck and I hope you smash your target x

£10.50

Linzi

All the love, wonderful one z

£10.50

Charley Obahiagbon

X x x

£10.50

Katie Rowland

Lots of love, Katie and Ross xxx

£10.50

Katie Woad

I have no words for how inspirational you are. I have tears coming down my face as I write this. You are always in our thoughts xxx

£10.50

Susie Jay

£10.50

Liz Payne

Good luck lovely x x

£10.50

Christine Mladenovic

£10.50

Julia C

£10.50

Jean Adams

Good luck Vicki

£10.50

Laura Evans

So much love for you Vikki, and in awe of your strength. <3

£10.50

Sharman Payton

A wonderful thing that you are doing Vicky. So sorry for your loss. This is close to my heart, my daughter gave birth to our angel grandson Jack 5 years, ago, she was also full term. We love to visit the Sands garden at National Memorial Arboretum. xxxx

£10.50

Claire Hanson-abbott

Well done Vikki. Wishing you all the best, and you're doing it for a great cause. Claire & Matt xx

£10.50

Rob Shuter

Great cause Vikki! Xx

£10.50

Gail Thomson

£10.50

Jen Bartle

You are a brilliant and inspirational human being. Go Lady! Sending love & hope xxx

£10.50

Anonymous

£10.50

Michelle Langridge

Thank you for sharing your story and best of luck with the stepping x

£10

Rob Palfrey

£10

Clive Boardman

£10

Sophie Clarke

£10

Elizabeth Bailey

Well done Vicki 😀

£10

Vic Taylor

£10

Caroline Pearce

Gorgeous Vikki, Lots of love to you and you Family. Xx

£10

Lynnette King

£5.25

Anonymous

£5.25

Anonymous

£5.25

Sammy Pomroy

<3

£5.25

Emma Bourn

Love Emma, Matt, Noah & Albie x

£5.25

Alice O'gorman

£5.25

Fiona Sherwood

You can do it! X

£5.25

Angela Sarban

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Anonymous

£5.25

Janine Bradley

£5.25

Danni (friend Of Laura's)

£5

Joy Ralph