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Marathon walk is first of five across Wales in aid of ‘2 Wish Upon a Star’

14th February 2019

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Our director, Chris Thomas, is today taking part in the first of five walking marathons across Wales this year, taking on a 26.2-mile walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast, starting from Tenby, alongside friends and family to help raise funds for, 2 Wish Upon A Star.

SME Finance Partners are also the proud sponsors of today’s event for the charity founded by Rhian Mannings, who wanted to help support bereaved families who have experienced the sudden death of a child after sadly losing her own son and husband within a matter of days in 2012.

Rhian plans to walk five marathons – 26.2 miles each in 2019. Each one of the walks will represent one of the days she coped alone with her husband after the death of George (her baby son). For the five days they held each other and grieved together to try and come to terms with their loss.

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Rhian hopes to raise £5,000 and most importantly spread the ‘2 Wish’ name and raise awareness across Wales. Each of the walks will include those who were involved in the weeks following Paul and George’s death including police officers, hospital staff and close friends.

Chris Thomas commented: “The 2 Wish foundation is one which is very close to my heart. I’m incredibly proud of my sister-in-law, Rhian, for the work that she’s done and continues to do in support of those who have suddenly and traumatically lost a child.”

To learn more about the incredible work ‘2 Wish Upon A Star’ undertake, please visit: http://www.2wishuponastar.org.