Lets beat cancer together!
After Cancer Research gave me back my life, I only see it fair that I help them save others. It was hard to put a value on my life, but I decided that over the course of the next few years I want to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research and that is why I keep doing these crazy challenges.
The first, as you all know, was cycling the West Highland Way. 100 miles across country. That was tough and gruelling and you all supported me immensely throughout it which is why I felt I needed to step it up a gear.
Last year, together with 4 friends, I set of on an adventure to hike the 10 tallest munros. Considering I had no hiking experience, no route planning experience and definitely no map ready experience it was quite a challenge. Much harder than I ever anticipated.
This year therefore I needed to step the game up yet again and since I did 10 Peaks in 5 days last year why not 10 peaks in a single day! (Am I mad?). So as a consequence I am taking part in the Lake District 10 Peak Walk which covered the 10 Tallest Peaks in the area in one day. That's 17 gruelling miles, 2500 metres of ascent and 14 hours of solid walking. What's worst, it's only a couple of weeks away and I am nowhere near fit enough due to my knee having been playing up. I won't lie, I am terrified I won't make it!!
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life. That means that the majority of the population will be affected by it in one way or another, therefore, let's join together to help prevent it, cure it and where cure isn't possible, at least improve the lives of those battling with it.
I hate asking for money, but on this occasion I will. It is to help Cancer Research continue their amazing work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. It is to help more people survive cancer. Please dig deep and sponsor us – however little you can afford, it will go a very long way.
And don't forget that if you are a tax payer you can also Gift Aid it at no cost to you!
Last but not least, please share this with your friends, colleagues and families. They might not have any interested in me or my challenge, but at least a third of them will have a reason to want cancer cured!
Many thanks in advance for your support.
Together we will beat cancer.