My challenge of a lifetime!
This year I’m taking on a challenge of epic proportions - and I wanted to shout all about it!
On the night of the 27 April, I’m going to Snowdonia with one of our amazing supporters, Catriona Marshall and together we’ll be climbing 175ft up a cliff – in the dark. Once we’ve completed the climb, we’ll be spending the night on the mountain...in a tent….suspended from the rock face. The next day, to complete the challenge, we’ll be abseiling all the way back down!
The reason I wanted to take on this challenge is simple: I want to shine a light on the 49,000 children in the UK with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Nothing can prepare you for the news that your child is going to die young. The families we support often speak of the isolation and fear they experience when their child is diagnosed, and the daily challenges they face in their lives. The children often have complex and unpredictable conditions and need round the clock care, seven days a week.
And although there are some excellent services, too many families struggle to get the care they need.
I’m raising money to make sure families are better supported and professionals provide them with the co-ordinated, family-centred care they need. Watch my video to find out more:
I’m really nervous as I’m scared of heights, so looking down from the top of the cliff in the morning will be very scary for me!
I would be so grateful if you would support me, and make a donation – no matter how small - to help me hit my ambitious target, and to make sure families facing the unimaginable aren’t facing it alone.