Welcome to my Just Giving page!
Up to six months ago I had never run for anything other than a bus (and 9 times out of 10 I missed it). A 2 minute run on the treadmill left me on the verge of passing out and a face the colour of a tomato. However, it never bothered me at all as I have pretty much hated all forms of exercise anyway! Yet for some reason (which I can't for the life of me remember) I decided to give the C25K (couch to 5k) a try. Surprisingly, it went pretty well. The further I progressed the more eager I was to finish it. Then, for some even crazier reason, I thought I'd give a half marathon a try (how hard can it be....?). So here I am, throwing myself way in at the deep end, still hating (almost) every second of it but feeling amazingly proud of myself and hopefully raising lots of money in the process!
When I made the decision to sign up there was only one charity I knew would give me the motivation I need to see it through to the end.
Camp Simcha is a truly amazing organisation. When a child is diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness the whole family’s world is shattered. It is not just the child and their parents who are impacted, but also siblings, grandparents and extended family as overnight their world changes and ‘normal’ family life is wiped out. This is where Camp Simcha steps in. In addition to improving the quality of life for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, Camp Simcha uses a wide range of over 23 practical, emotional and therapeutic support services which are specifically designed to help put families back together again. Their services impact the lives of over 8,000 children throughout the UK. To learn more about the incredible work they do please visit www.campsimcha.org.uk.
I would like to thank you in advance for your generous support. It is hugely appreciated by me and, more importantly, by the children and families who will benefit so much from your contribution.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.