Congratulations and thanks to Carys Thatcher who ran the Manchester half marathon on October 16th for The Huw Thatcher Trust, in memory of her elder brother Huw. Despite a recent injury, Carys completed her challenge in 2 hours and 20 minutes; even managing a sprint finish! This was Carys’ first individual fundraising event to raise money for a cause which obviously means an awful lot to her.


Nick, Carys and Huw’s father was, rightly, very proud of his daughter’s achievement, “Carys chose to do this for Huw, but she also raised over £600 and Huw would be very proud, like he always was.”

If you would like to sponsor Carys and support the Huw Thatcher Trust please visit her fundraising page.

The Huw Thatcher Trust was set up to remember Huw in a positive way, the Huw Thatcher Trust in an appeal which is raising funds for The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). Huw passed away at the age of 15 years on March 13th 2011. He was playing in a football match for Hepworth United near his home town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire.

Huw had a brain haemorrhage as a result of a pre existing condition that no one knew about, or could ever have known about. People who suffer brain haemorrhages and survive, often experience brain injury and subsequent disabilities.

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