So I think reality hit me in the face today when I received an extremely exciting email about the challenge I am embarking myself upon in August this year... I think it’s time to get my head out of the sand and get my butt into gear to start fundraising for one amazing journey I am about to go on!
So, the challenge...
I have never left Europe, it’s always been a dream of mine to travel the World and to experience new cultures but for some reason I have never ventured further than Europe so this year I have decided that this is my year to leave the EU. We will be trekking through the Canadian Rockies and raising just under £4,000 for this amazing charity.
Do I hear you ask why?
For the past two and half years, my momma was my world. Everything I did, I had her in my mind. Making sure that I spent all my time with her to make memories was the most important thing to me at that point in life and if I had to, I would do it all over again. In those two and a half years, I got everything I possibly could from her; she gave me advice that I will always remember, told me stories from throughout her life that always makes me smile, we laughed a lot, cried a lot, laughed some more and just had some bloody good fun so when the time came for momma to gain her angel wings, I was somewhat ready. I was ready to say goodbye and I was ready to just support her through her final days which of course, we did as a family. No matter how prepared I was, how many conversations I had with my brain, no matter what words I have read. Now she has gone, there is a massive hole in my heart and a huge void in my life but this challenge is what is giving me life at the moment... those days that I feel sad, I think of ideas for an event that will raise money to help others who are in my position and who will be in my position in the future.
Oh and did I mention that momma always dreamed of going to Canada so there is almost a part of me that is living her dream for her... if that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is!
Why Weldmar Hospicecare?
The day momma was diagnosed with cancer, we knew that one day we would be saying goodbye. There is nothing or no one who can possibly prepare you to hear those words but the day we heard that there was nothing more the doctors could do.. it was time to take the last stop in our journey and check in to Weldmar. The doctors at Dorchester Hospital told us that she had only days to live so as you can imagine this was an extremely hard thing for us to do. The second we walked through the doors at Weldmar, we was greeted and cared with nothing but exceptional care. The doctors put their heads together to find the perfect pain control for momma which lead to her gaining enough confidence to come home.. this is a place we were told she would never be again so this alone was a miracle to us. Even though momma died just a few weeks later in the hospice, we as a family managed to make memories that we never thought possible. We decorated the Christmas Tree, she helped me pack to move into my own home, we enjoyed our last Saturday night take away together and we had some time to just talk through whatever we felt was needed... all of that wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the care of Weldmar and for that, I am forever grateful.
How you can help...
- Sponsor me, whether it's 10p, £1 or £10... everything helps and is truly appreciated.
- Come along to my events!! I will be hosting numerous events to help raise funds for the trek so come along, bring your family, friends & work colleagues and if you can't get there... spread the word for me!
- If you have any raffle prizes that I can use at one of my events, a space that it going free or whether you could provide a service for a good price - I would love to hear from you.
- Finally, please share my fundraising page, my event pages and help spread the word of what I am doing - any support will help massively!
Here is to hard work, fun training and making your dreams come true Momma - I would never have the confidence if it wasn't for you!