My lovely Grandad Mattie sadly passed away this year. With him in mind, I wanted to do something to raise some money for the Irish Cancer Society, who provided palliative care for his last few weeks with us - in his home, with his family.
The nurses took very special care of Mattie and gave great comfort and support to my Nanny Moll and the rest of the family during what was a very sad time.
Mattie has left us now, but the nurses are still supporting his neighbours and friends in his community, which he cared for greatly during his many years in Moate. With that in mind, I'd like to raise any money I can to help the amazing nurses to continue to do such a great job, supporting families in times of need.
Now, anyone who knew my Grandad, knows that he certainly wouldn’t want me to put myself through any physical pain and hardship in his name, so there’ll be no marathon, cycle, or anything that’s going to make me hurt or cry – because Mattie wouldn’t like that!
So instead I thought I could do something a bit more fun and creative – albeit a bit random… So for the month of October, and in the run-up to Halloween, I’ll be undertaking a sort of dress-code challenge – witch wear, where every day I’ll be channelling my inner witch!
So just to clarify, I can’t go full-on witch every day, because if I was clearly in costume at work HR might want a word. Instead, it will be a bit more difficult for me to put together normal clothing pieces and accessories in a way that looks more ‘off-duty witch’ than ‘costume witch’. On the weekend - well that's a different story!
Whether you find my efforts amusing or just stupid, I’ll still take your money! If you want to join in the fun, you can donate, and follow my progress on Instagram at @searonthornton where you can rate my daily witchy creations. If you want to join in, or provide me with some witch inspiration, tag me on Instagram, and use the hashtag #WitchwearForPalliativeCare.
Thanks for reading my story - see you on Instagram :-)