May I introduce 'Team Scream. Aka Laura, Jack and Dawn.
Normally, come this time of year I have already run a marathon, half marathon or 10k, the main aim (apart from keeping fit) is to raise funds for a chosen charity.I try and raise money for a different charity each year and have been doing so for the last seven years.
Unfortunately this year a knee injury and subsequent surgery has put an end to my fundraising runs (I'll be back!) So what to do........
I know, why not do a 70ft high, 500ft zipwire across the pitch of my favourite rugby league team -Wakefield TrinityWildcats - what a great idea!! Alas, the stadium zipwire has been cancelled -what to do. Well we've been offered to do something higher and longer.........No Really. So now we are jumping off the Air Shard at the Imperial War Museum,Manchester, across the Ship Canal, landing in front of the Lowry Theatre -easy (gulp)
Thankfully I won't be alone, my trusty work colleague is doing it too. Step forward Laura Hancock -my partner in crime at a recent school residential to Robinwood (we're teaching assistants) Yep we are the 'queens of the crate challenge' and took great pride in beating a team of ten and eleven year olds!! Laura and I are also part of the staff street dance crew - Compact (no really!) another charity venture from earlier this year. We are even on You Tube.
The third member of Team Scream (he is not very happy with our team name) is my 13 year old son Jack. Jack loves all things outdoors, is a keen rugby league player and has just spent the last 6 weeks in pot due to a broken ankle -runnings out for him too!!.
So that's Team Scream, aptly named as boy will we scream( well I will) when we jump off that zipwire and our main aim is to raise as much money as we can for the Laura Crane Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults.
Every single day in the UK, 6 young people aged between 13 and 24 will be told that they have cancer. That is 6 yesterday, 6 today, 6 tomorrow..... and their lives will change forever.
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