As many of you know, I have been working for the charity Grief Encounter for the past three years. Founded by my friend Katie’s inspirational mum Shelley Gilbert 15 years ago, the charity helps to support bereaved children through the hardest times of their lives, following the death of a mummy or daddy, sister or brother.
I get to see first-hand every day the amazing work that we do, but without sponsorship and fundraising Grief Encounter would cease to exist. Therefore, I’ll be taking on the Great Wall of China trek in October to raise money that will go towards supporting many more children who are in need of our incredible services.
So, with thanks to my supportive husband, who knows only too well the feeling of devastation after losing a parent as a child, I will be leaving him and my three beautiful daughters at home for nine days whilst I take on the challenge of trekking up to seven hours per day.
As much as I will miss them, I’m grateful every day that my girls are here, that they are healthy and they have two loving parents. However, the sad reality is that every 22 minutes a child in the UK experiences the loss of a parent or sibling.
So please, support me and the charity in any way that you can, so that we can continue our life changing work.