I have a crazy idea.
This year at work our charity of the year is Macmillan Cancer Support. This is a charity particularly close to my heart as last year my mum (Jan) died after a short battle with cancer.
The one comfort during the last few weeks of her life was the outstanding, heroic and staggering level of care she received at the Sheffield Palliative Care Unit, which is run by Macmillan.
Anyone that has been affected by cancer will testify what a shit disease it is, and the work carried out in the face of this relentless illness by everyone at the charity, but especially by the nurses and care staff, is nothing short of miraculous.
99% of Macmillan's funding for this world-class and necessary care comes from donations, and so it is only right that I do something very difficult and slightly mad in order to support the charity and try to give something back after they gave my family so much during a tough time in our lives.
You may be familiar with the national Three Peaks Challenge - climbing each of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and driving between each one. I decided that as hard as this is, I'd like to make it more challenging, so I'm going to climb each one, but travel between them by foot.
In total it's a trip of over 400 miles, starting at the foot of Ben Nevis and finishing at the top of Snowdon, and is going to take me 2 and a half weeks of walking every day, starting on Friday August 10th and finishing Sunday 26th.
I'll be sharing photos, stories and my route along the way on my Instagram (www.instagram.com/onlymdp) should you care to see how I'm getting on. And if this challenge has caught your interest at all, then I'd really like to try and raise £1500, so any donations would mean the world to me.
Thanks for taking the time to read,