Marathon mum takes on London challenge in memory of baby Macy

Team Macy - Helen Cruickshanks and pal Tanya Dalton completed the London Marathon 2015.

Team Macy - Helen Cruickshanks and pal Tanya Dalton completed the London Marathon 2015.

  • Mum took on the London Marathon in memory of her baby daughter Macy
  • The amount raised in her memory is now almost £40,000
  • If you took part in Sunday’s famous marathon email details and pictures to thegazette@jpress.co.uk
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A mum is suffering from lost toe nails and blisters this morning after taking on Sunday’s London Marathon in memory of her baby daughter.

Helen Cruickshanks and pal Tanya Dalton completed the famous 26.2 mile route in four hours and 40 minutes.

Baby Macy.

Baby Macy.

Their efforts mean the amount of money raised in baby Macy’s name is close to £40,000 and sponsorship is still flooding in.

Helen, of Leverstock Green, began running following the death of her baby daughter Macy, whose life was cruelly cut short by a heart condition when she was aged just six weeks and one day old.

Along the running route Helen and Tanya were cheered by their family and friends.

Helen said: “I found it really emotional seeing my family there.

“The support along the way was incredible - the crowds were six deep on each side.”

Today the pair are nursing sore muscles and blistered feet.

“Going up and down stairs is hard work,” said Helen, “and we are both suffering from quite nasty blisters on our feet. I have lost a couple of toe nails.”

There’s still time to pledge money in Macy’s name by visiting www.justgiving.com/goteammacy1
On Friday, May 29 a fundraising Macy’s Make and Do craft event for children is being held at Chaulden Vilalge Hall from 2pm to 4pm.

It costs £5 per child. To book email helen@teammacy.co.uk

>If you took part in Sunday’s marathon email details and pictures to thegazette@jpress.co.uk