Thornbury Running Club presented the charity with a cheque for £1,400 on Thursday night (7th April) after their regular club night run, Made a Mark Trustees Alistair Vickery and James Locke were present to accept. The money was raised by the club from their popular muddy Riverbank Rollick event held in January.

In presenting the cheque to Made a Mark’s Treasurer Alistair Vickery, Thornbury Running Club’s Chairman Arthur Renshaw said

Each year, Thornbury Running Club members vote to support a charity for the year. This last year we chose to support a very local Charity based in Alveston, ‘Made a Mark’, that helps bereaved children. This evening we are very pleased to welcome Alistair Vickery here on behalf of Made a Mark to accept our donation of £1,400”.

Arthur Renshaw – TRC Chairman

As a charity we provide memory boxes to support children experiencing bereavement of a parent, or similar care giver, and/or sibling across England and Wales in various settings including hospitals, hospices, community care teams, funeral directors and more! Since registering as a charity in 2018 we have supplied over 1,818 memory boxes at a cost of £40 per box to the charity. The donation from Thornbury Running Club will allow us to supply up to 35 memory boxes to children experiencing bereavement.

In accepting the cheque Alistair Vickery of Made a Mark said

Every year we have seen an increase in requests for our memory boxes, from our first year supplying 163 memory boxes this climbed to over 600 in the second year! This year is no different with 300 memory boxes being supplied to date! As a charity we appreciate that none of this would have been possible without our supporters, many of whom are within the local area. One organisation who we are enormously thankful to have the support of is Thornbury Running Club who over the last year have donated an amazing £1,400! Raised during their successful Riverbank Rollick, the funds raised have helped us to support 35 children experiencing bereavement both locally and nationally. We are very grateful to TRC for their support of our work!”

Alistair Vickery – Treasurer, Made a Mark Charity

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