Jason tackles his first ever Half Marathon and Emma dives into a fundraising extravaganza in loving memory of their still-born son Alfie.
Jason and Emma Breeds are hoping to raise £10,000 in loving memory of their still-born son, Alfie, who would have been celebrating his 10th birthday this year.
Speaking to Run For All, Jason said: “In 2008 our second child Alfie was born asleep”.
“This year is his 10th birthday, so both myself and my wife have decided to try and raise £10,000 in his memory.
Jason will be taking on the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 8th April. This will be his first ever Half marathon! Emma, on the other hand, is busy organising a number of other fundraising events.
"We are raising money for four charities that are close to our hearts for many reasons" said Jason.
The couple will be running and raising money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, The Neuro Foundation, The National Autistic Society and SANDS (a Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity).
“The reason we have chosen to run for Sheffield Children's Hospital is because we have used the hospital a number of times for our children - plus my wife works there.
“We have chosen to run for The Neuro Foundation because my eldest son Oscar, aged 12, and daughter Poppy, 7, have Neurofibromatosis type 1 – a genetic disorder that can affect multiple systems of the body.
“Oscar and Poppy also have autism so we are running for The National Autistic Society as well. We have received a lot of support from them.
“And SANDS is a charity for still birth and neonatal death from which we received a lot of support after Alfie was born asleep.”
Jason is a full-time carer for his two children and extremely new to the running scene. So much so that this will be his first ever event!
“In November I started running because I wanted to lose some weight. I have never run an event before, so the Sheffield Half Marathon will be my first ever event”
A Half Marathon can be challenging for even the most seasoned runners, however, brave Jason and Emma will be backed by the buoyant Sheffield crowd and most likely stop at nothing to get over that finish line.
If you would like to join Jason and Emma at the Sheffield Half Marathon, please visit our Sheffield Half Marathon page.
If you would like to donate money to support Jason and Emma’s effort, please visit their Just Giving page Jason and Emma fund raising challenge.