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Jonny’s 5K Challenge

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Jonny Cole is raising money for Bereaved Children Support York, by running 5K every day in February, because it is a charity close to his heart. He has so far completed his 4 runs this week so that’s 20km done. He has raised £510 so far his original target was £100.

The charity that he helped to set up with his mum to offer support to bereaved children, young people and their families, living in the York area, so that they feel better able to cope with the impact of grief on their lives.

He has set up a JustGiving page with a target of raising £100 for the charity but hopefully he will be able to smash that total! Please sponsor him if you can, although these are difficult times, so an encouraging message would be just as valuable. Thank you!

Jonny Cole is fundraising for Bereaved Children Support York (

The Bereaved Children Support York: Jo Cole is the founder of the charity after her husband died suddenly in 2013 when her son was 8 years old.

She found it difficult to find support in York for herself and for her son and she realised there was a need which was currently not being met therefore she decided to try and set something up for people on a similar position.

She raised some money from generous friends and family to buy some toys and some craft supplies along with things they already had at home. She found a community room at the local Costa and their first drop in session was born in May 2016.

They have monthly drop in sessions at Oaken Grove Community Centre (pre CoVid, they have done a few with social distancing but this is currently stopped). They can offer one to one therapeutic support provided by experienced bereavement practitioners.

Anyone can refer a child to the service but they ask that parental consent is obtained before a referral.

They can be contacted by email or on their Facebook page.


Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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