22nd May 2017
South Shields changed forever
We as a town lost two amazing young children in the atrocities at the Manchester Arena .
Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry will forever be remembered by the entire community
The two Families started a trust in their memory ,to help children in the Northeast have a chance to fulfil their dreams in theatre or sport .
as the Anniversary was approaching i wanted to help raise some funds for the trust
firstly i was asked to play in a charity Football match at Mariners Park .
IM NO FOOTBALLER
The day was a massive success raising over £5000
we,ll not go into the score lol
i talked to the families to make sure they were ok with the design of the dress before i started fundraising
Sunderland was incredibly well organised and as always a brilliant atmosphere.
I set out to raise £500 but reached that after just two hours
exactly one week later was the GREAT MANCHESTER RUN 10km
not only that but also my 50th birthday that day .
i had a choice stay at home and celebrate with my family or go to Manchester by myself to run
the decision was simple for me
it was a weird day for me it was my 50th Birthday yet i did not feel like i should celebrate .
the lost of 22 souls a year earlier was very emotional .
Great Run did a minutes silence before the run
ive never experienced anything so moving
you could hear the breathing from runners and that was all .
we set out to raise £500 but you incredible folk raised over £2000 for the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust
i cant thank you all enough for all your support
the Memory of Chloe and Liam will live forever in our hearts
the Families started a Trust