Bryan Milton lost his daughter Kirsty in 2011 when she was just 16 weeks old. He took up running shortly afterwards and went on to secure one of our charity places in the 2019 London Marathon.
Bryan said, ‘Kerry and I lost our daughter Kirsty when she was just 16 weeks old. We woke up one Saturday morning and she had slipped away sometime after her 5 am feed.
It came as a terrible shock and the only thing that really kept us going over those first few weeks was looking after our older daughter Isla, who was 4 at the time.
We got in contact with the Scottish Cot Death Trust to find out what support was available and they were very helpful and kind – just knowing they were there meant a great deal.
I took up running shortly after losing Kirsty to get some mental release and I found that it really helped clear my head.
In 2015, I took part in a local half-marathon and raised over £2000 for the Trust. Then when I noticed they had places in the 2019 London Marathon, I jumped at the chance to support them again and give something back.
Their work into researching causes of cot death, educating others of the dangers, and providing support to families affected by cot ceath is vitally important.
I would urge anyone who is considering doing a future London Marathon on behalf of the Trust to go for it. Train well and be rewarded with an unbelievable experience that you will never forget. I’m so thankful that I was chosen to run for them in memory of Kirsty’.
Bryan raised the incredible sum of £2361.20 this year. An amazing £200 of this was raised by Isla, who supported her Dad by having a stall at her school Christmas Fayre.
We have a limited number of charity places in the 2020 London Marathon in return for a £50 registration fee and a commitment to raise at least £1500 in sponsorship. Visit this page to register your interest or call us on 0141 357 3946 for more information.