We started off climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland setting off at
5pm it took 4 hours 30 minutes to reach
the summit and get back to the mini bus. We then travelled to Scar Fell Pike in
the Lake District and arrived in the early hours of the morning, as we set off
it was raining, dark we all felt quite sickly from the journey but plodded on
with our walking poles and head torches. The climb and descent took 3 hours 30
minutes. By completing the first two mountains quickly by the time we reached
Snowden in Wales we had 6 hours to complete the mountain, the pressure was off
and we finished in 4 hours 15 minutes which meant our overall time was 22 hours
15 minutes. The weather was quite bad on Snowden it started to rain about 20
minutes into the climb and didn’t stop until we had finished. It was a fantastic experience but one which I won’t repeat
in a hurry, two days later I am still in pain and finding it very difficult to
walk especially up stairs. Thank you for the sponsorship this was always in the back of my mind and couldn't let any body down.
It was a fantastic experience but one which I won’t repeat in a hurry, two days later I am still in pain and finding it very difficult to walk especially up stairs. Thank you for the sponsorship this was always in the back of my mind and couldn't let any body down.
I would like to use this challenge as an opportunity to raise as much money as possible for a charity called The Daisy Garland Trust. Eva Lerman who is the 2 year old daughter of mine and Lornas close friends Sam and Claire, was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome last year. Angelman Sydrome is a rare condition and part of the condition means that Eva suffers from Epilepsy. The Daisy Garland Trust has helped her in a number of ways – Claire her mum has provided an explanation of how the Trust has helped and changed Evas quality of life.“On the 28th June 2013 our beautiful little Eva was diagnosed with a condition called Angelman Syndrome. We were shocked to hear that this meant Eva would be unable to speak, might never walk & was highly likely to start with seizures.
Just 4 months after her diagnosis Eva started with epilepsy and has sadly has been in & out of hospital numerous times since. All the medications we were given completely failed to control Eva's seizures.We had read about something called a Ketogenic diet & we were desperate for Eva to be able to try this as a form of medication. Our neurologist allowed us to meet with the Manchester Children's hospital Ketogenic dietician who is called Vicki Whitely & as well as telling us about the diet we were fascinated to learn that Vicki had been put into the hospital by a charity called The Daisy Garland Trust.
This trust was set up by the parents of a beautiful little girl called Daisy who sadly died from SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) aged just 6yrs old.The Manchester Children’s hospital has only had a Ketogenic dietician for 2yrs & when Vicki first started she told us that she had a waiting list up to 5yrs long of people wanting to do the diet!
Eva started the diet on the 4th March 2014 as her seizures had ramped up to a level where she was having them every minute of every day & amazingly within 48 hrs of starting the diet they stopped completely!! We have not seen any seizures in the past month!This would not have been possible without The Daisy Garland Trust who continues to fundraise to install ketogenic dieticians into NHS hospitals. They also fundraise to provide parents with night time seizure alarms which are £880 each. We are eternally grateful to The Daisy Garland Trust & we just don't know what we would have done without them”
Please sponsor me to help raise money for such a fantastic charity.