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Someone wise said that a challenge is only a challenge if you don't want to do it. Please believe me when I say that this trek is going to be a real challenge for me for three reasons.
1. I am absolutely terrified of heights, to the point that all the colour drains from my face, I am quiet (unheard of) and sometimes cannot move.
2. I am a huge fan of indoor plumbing and apparently there are no toilets on a mountainside (who knew!!).
3. I am currently not very fit (possible understatement here).
So why am I doing this trek?
I have the absolute privilege of being the Director of Patient and Family Services and of leading all of the clinical and therapeutic teams at Thames Hospice. I have worked for the hospice for over 18 years. There is not a day that goes by when I am not inspired by the bravery of the people and their families that we care for. They face challenges everyday and that humbles me. I also take immense pride in the staff and volunteers who regularly go over and beyond to care for the people we serve.
So I have decided to challenge myself. To be brave even when I will be scared. To stretch myself physically and emotionally to achieve something that I think I will be proud of.
I am trekking with a team of hospice staff and supporters and I hope that, despite the "tough trek for those with an adventurous spirit", we will have a lot of fun doing this.
If you can support me by donating I will be very chuffed. Thank you.