Sarah running London Marathon in memory of husband

08:39 10 April 2014

Stuart and Sarah Baumber

Stuart and Sarah Baumber

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Sarah Baumber will run Sunday’s London Marathon in memory of her husband Stuart, for the charity Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide.

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Last November, Mr Baumber, of Black Horse Drove, near Littleport, took his own life during what Mrs Baumber described as “a period of great stress” in his life.

The 42-year-old left behind Mrs Baumber, his nine-year-old daughter and parents.

The couple met through Ely Runners in 2010 and married in 2013. Both had entered the London Marathon ballot for a number of years, but neither had ever been successful in securing a place – Mr Baumber had been rejected eight times.

Mrs Baumber said: “Three weeks after Stuart died, I was successful in gaining entry through the Ely Runners draw.

“It is such a privilege to be able to run in Stuart’s memory, and to be able to raise money for such a worthy charity.

“I am massively grateful to all those who have sponsored me so far and have already raised in excess of £2,000.”

She added: “Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide has been of great help and support to me, especially during the first few weeks following Stuart’s death.

“The volunteers on the phone have a real understanding of the 
immense shock, guilt and sheer disbelief that the suicide of a loved one causes.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/sarahbaumber

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