If you know me at all, you'll know that I'm a fairly sedentary beast by nature. My idea of working hard either involves typing really fast (see those fingers fly!) or having a good stretch and then curling up with a good book -- sometimes even quite a heavy one -- and turning the pages as quickly as I can (oh, the exertion). In the words of my little L, "Mummy, your superpower is ABC" -- and it's certainly not anything more active than that.
This January, though, I'm dragging my ever-widening bottom off the sofa and digging out my walking boots from the shed.
I'm going to be walking *100 miles* in January -- not all at once, mind you, but in total -- and the miles will slip past a whole lot easier (I hope!) if I know that you lovely people have sponsored me.
I've been working with Carers in Bedfordshire now for about 18 months -- and I'm regularly blown away by the services they provide and, less happily, by the level and range of need they encounter. Unpaid family carers are flippin' *everywhere* and they're caring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those who work out such things reckon that 3 in 5 -- yup, you read that right -- people in the UK will become a carer at some point in their lives. 3 in 5.
Can you spare a tenner?
Thank you. You're a star. No, really. A star.
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