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Manchester Half Marathon Posted on Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Cath Sweet was a VASL trustee until her devastating death in March 2020, she left behind her husband Mike and two young sons.

Nick Humphreys, a good friend of Cath and Mike, is going to run the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday in her name and raise money for VASL, we are honoured to have been chosen by Nick, Cath was a vital member of the VASL Board of Trustees, and whenever we meet we feel her absence so strongly. In her life she gave us her skills and her time and we will ensure that the money raised in her name makes a difference to the people that she supported through her commitment to VASL.

UPDATE Nick raised £1,285 through the Justgiving page, well exceeding his target of £300, our thanks to Nick and to everyone who has donated.
This is Nick’s message:

Back in March 2020 at the very start of the Pandemic a dear friend of mine suddenly passed away. It was devastating and terrible news to hear of Cath’s passing away at such a young age, leaving behind her husband Mike and her two young boys Archie and Charlie. Cath Sweet (Dean) was wonderful kind hearted person and fantastic mother to her two young boys Archie and Charlie and adored her husband Mike.

In memory of Cath I am running the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 26th September. Cath was a trustee of VASL. VASL was a Charity close to Cath’s heart as it supports members of the local community across a number of various projects such as support for Young Carers, Mental Health projects and Wellbeing programmes to name a few.

VASL have set up a page for you to donate and support me on this run but also to use the money raised in memory of Cath and her work with VASL and something that Mike and her two boys will be proud to see that Cath’s memory lives on in the community and that her warmth and love is still being shared through VASL. All money raised will be spent on local VASL projects in Market Harborough.

I know Cath will be looking down on me and chuckling as I try and drag my little legs around 13 mile course as she always said that “she was more of a sprinter than a runner !!”

If you can please spare any money please use this link below to donate which VASL have set up for me