Running in memory of a loved one

Posted on: 21st January 2020

Hannah Mitchell’s husband died in March 2018 after a short and unexpected period of ill health while waiting for a liver transplant.

Now she’s taking on the challenge of running the Virgin Marathon London Marathon in April 2020 to raise money for the British Liver Trust in his memory. She explains why.

“When we found out my husband needed a transplant, the British Liver Trust gave us information about how to keep him healthy and active in readiness of his transplant assessment.

“Being a loved one of a person who is seriously ill and waiting for a transplant is so very hard and, on reflection, traumatic. To pick up the phone and speak to professionals was a god send.

“For patients like my husband, it was really helpful to meet others with similar experiences for reassurance and support. I hope that money raised will help provide this opportunity to others.”

It's thanks to people like Hannah that we can continue to provide vital support to people with a liver condition and their loved ones. If you’d like to show Hannah your support or make a donation, please consider visiting her tribute page.