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For a number of reasons, it was not a good start to the year culminating in me having a chest infection and struggling to even climb my house stairs.
So feeling very low I gave myself a challenge there and then to raise my
spirits and reach a high – quite literally as it turned out - and at the same time help some great children who face harder challenges every day.
Last year having climbed Snowdon with some friends, one asked if I felt I could go immediately back up and do it again. Bravado said yes, legs said no.
That thought stuck in my mind and I thought, twice could be possible, three wouldn’t but twice could be.
So the challenge was set, it had to be THREE times to the summit of Snowdon, on different paths and within 12 hours - a total of about 23 miles and elevation of over 8,000 feet.
If I was going to ask people to part with their hard earned cash to
support my cause, I had to achieve, or at least attempt to achieve
something which I didn't think I could do.
Since then given I spend most of my time at work, with the encouragement of the staff at my works gym, I have been training for the past six months whenever I can at lunchtimes to prepare for the challenge.
Any donations will be very much appreciated and come the day, it will certainly help to motivate tired legs!
Challenge will be undertaken on weekend of September 9-10.
The Woodon Spoon charity (Oxford division)
The Wooden Spoon's aim is "to positively transform the lives of children
and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage".
In the past donations to the Oxford division of The Wooden Spoon have been used to fund the building of hydrotherapy pool changing rooms, right down to iPads, musical equipment and toys for special schools.
So every donation no matter how small, will be beneficial and put to good use.
Here are just some of the recipients of funding in the past few years in the local area;
Bardwell School; Special Effect; ACE Centre; Footsteps Foundation; Frank Wise School; Helen & Douglas House.
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