Helen was not only a super woman for completing the triathlon yesterday but also for raising over £1000, Helen we couldn’t be prouder or more grateful, thank you.

A big thank you to all those that have sponsored Helen as well:


  • Pat & Les Peacock
  • Natalie Marshall
  • Beverley Bazzant
  • Toby Austin
  • Liz Ferry
  • Kate Jones/Violet
  • Rebecca Leak
  • Ian & Sharon Simpson
  • Kirstie Hudson
  • Scott Birch
  • Alison Hudson
  • Kelly Turner
  • Samantha Bass
  • Jane Crosby
  • M Whittering
  • Charlie, Johnny and Katie P
  • Nicola Bennett
  • Philip Devine
  • Hannah Walton
  • Donna Ditchfield
  • Colin Eberhardt
  • Simon Gaskill
  • Karen Dent
  • Rachel Robinson
  • Isobel Mearns
  • Annie & John Mearns
  • Vix & Andy WP
  • JP & SC Bower
  • N Thacker
  • Jacqueline Laker
  • Claire Hinshaw
  • Maureen Coulson
  • Mark Russell
  • M Taylor
  • Jane Mearns

Thank you to all of you, you are generous and supportive to both Helen for doing such a tough physical challenge and to us and Toby.

Helen is one of Kim’s closest friends and has been since childhood and was devastated when we got the Dravet diagnosis for Toby, since then she’s been looking for a way to help us raise funds for Toby’s Trust and has come up with a really tough challenge.

This is the email she’s sent out to friends and family outlining her challenge:

I am attempting to do something I have never done before…… A triathlon. I have entered the Ashington Sprint Triathlon in an attempt to raise some money for a very good cause (details below). The event involves me swimming (in a pool) 400m, cycling 20km and then running 5km. It’s on the 4th may and training has commenced, I have even managed to attempt to string a cycle and a run together (but only once)!  It was very surreal running after cycling. 
Please spare a few quid to sponsor me in support of my very good friends’ little boy, who is a very poorly little lad. 
If you can spare any cash to sponsor me, it’s through Toby’s Trust website (link below). Please can you include my name as a reference so I can track how much I’ve made for him and thank people. 
Thanks all in advance. 

So far Helen’s had sponsorship from: