Our first bit of news this week involves our very lovely charity of the year “It’s Good 2 Give”.
I have been involved with the Charities founder, Lynne McNicol, through her fundraising efforts over the last 7 years or so. Since celebrating a big birthday a few years ago Lynne has dedicated her life to raising money and support for Edinburgh’s youngest cancer sufferers and their families. Please visit her website to see all the wonderful work this charity does www.itsgood2give.co.uk
About 2 years ago Lynne came up with a great idea to arrange a trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, she then used her powers of persuasion to pull together another 30 people who also thought it would be a great idea, and guess what? I am one of them!
So, in October this year I will be setting of on what will without a doubt be the biggest challenge of my life so far….and I need your help. This trek aims to raise at least £100,000 so that the charity can build a ‘retreat’ in the east of Scotland for children and their families to use for recuperation before, during and after treatment. So, a bit like the house that Jack built our £100k would hopefully go a long way to helping build this retreat and provide a sanctuary for families going through extremely difficult times.
For those of you who know me, outdoorsy is not a fitting description of my character so the prospect of camping in Arctic conditions for a week fills me with dread! However, I am determined to get to the top of that hill and your support will keep me going all the way. I know that everyone has their struggles but I would be massively grateful for any donations that I receive, as would Lynne and the families she supports. Surely the thought of me struggling without make up, hair straightener and WiFi for a week is worth a few quid alone?!? I have set up a Virgin Money Giving page (donate now) to make donating easier and also have collection tins in both of the Skin Spas too. Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance for all of your support. I shall keep you posted on my training progress (I’ve bought my boots, can’t say I’ve worn them yet though!) and look forward to showing you all photos of my experience.