Jordan Mardon will be one of 40,000 people taking part in this year's London Marathon on Sunday 26th April. He is looking for sponsorship to raise funds for Harlow's Helping Hand via JustGiving - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jordan-mardon-1.
Jordan has raised money for several national charities in the past, including Macmillan and the National Autistic Society, but this time he has decided to support a local cause:
"No parent should experience the pain and suffering that hey have and this amazing charity provides some assistance to ease some of the stress at such a horrific time."
"If you can afford aven a small amount it would be greatly appreciated."
Harlow's Helping Hand has a new charity shop in Commercial Street, Coupar Angus. All money raised goes towards helping bereaved families who have lost a child.
Flora, 13, has been growing her hair and at the end of this summer 2017, she will be cutting it to donate to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who are receiving cancer treatment.
She would like to raise some sponsorship for doing this and donate the proceeds to Harlow's Helping Hand, a local charity set up to provide financial help for funeral or headstone costs to bereaved families who have lost a child.
To sponsor Flora, go to this site: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/florashaircut
Last Sunday's 'Gala Rocks' at the common in Coupar Angus featured a balloon release to raise funds for Harlow's Helping Hand. Sara and Steve later announced that £463.77 had been raised.
On 2nd September Monika Paulsen will walk across the new Queensferry bridge to raise funds for two charities, Harlow's Helping Hand and Pregnancy Sickness Support.
Mrs Paulson commented, "These are both very small charities and every penny does make a huge difference so appreciate any support you can give no matter how small or large. I will split the funds 50/50 between these charities."
Anyone wishing to sponsor Monika should visit:
By Jon Brady, Evening Telegraph, 17 Jul 2017 6.00am
Harlow’s Helping Hand, founded by bereaved parents Sara and Steven Edwards, has been given a registered charity number by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
Speaking to the Tele, Sara, 36, said the registered status would create more opportunities for Harlow’s Helping Hand as its work continues.
Sara said: “It was nice to finally get it after all our work, but we got there.
“It took a bit of work between them and us to get it after we applied for it in February.
“The charity number gives us the accreditation that officials are looking for — it tells businesses that want to work with us that the charity is being run properly.”
Harlow’s Helping Hand was created in memory of two-year-old Harlow, who was knocked down and killed in Coupar Angus in October.
The charity has already helped eight families who have lost young children with support for funeral flowers, headstones and other unexpected costs....(click here to see rest of article in Evening Telegraph)
The Courier, 11th July 2017
A group of Dundee runners are to compete in the Dundee Half Marathon in memory of a toddler who tragically died after being knocked down.
The Kirkton men aim to raise funds for Harlow’s Helping Hand, a charity set up by the two-year-old Harlow Edwards’ parents after her death on the Coupar Angus Road last October.
In the running team are Craig McCabe, Andy McDermott, David McDermott, Scott Connelly, Drew Murdoch, Paul Michael Boyle, Mark Henderson and Michael Craig.
Craig said: “A group of us from the Kirkton area have started running regularly over the last two years and have entered several half marathons.
“Together as a team we have decided to to raise funds for the charity, Harlow’s Helping Hand.
“The charity was launched in memory of Harlow by her parents, Sara and Steven Edwards, to help bereaved parents who have lost a young child – the charity helps provide support for funeral and headstone costs to ease some of the stress that these families suffer.
“We specifically chose this charity as Harlow’s father was originally from the Kirkton area and has been friends with some of the runners since childhood.
“Some of the runners in our team are in their mid-forties and up until two years ago the furthest they had ran was to catch a bus, now they are fitter and faster than guys half their age.
“We now have an overall goal of completing 100 half marathons and if we can raise awareness and some funds along the way for causes that are close to us then all the better.”
Craig first started running after his dog Brasco, a Staffordshire terrier, was put to sleep.
He added: “After walking him three to four times a day for many years the running was very therapeutic for me.
“Having trained under Paul Kean at Skyaxe for over 16 years and leaving the club at the peak of fitness, the transition to running long distances was easy for me and within weeks of leaving the club I had entered the Dundee full marathon to run for a Staffie Rescue in memory of my dog.
“The following year I ran over 150 miles for Staffie Rescues and raised £1200.”
To support the team visit www.youcaring.com/harlowshelpinghand-848862.