As you know I have never been one to step away from a challenge. I feel I have been very blessed in this life with the country I live in, the family I have, the friends who support me and the lifestyle available. But there are so many people who are less lucky.
I am lucky enough to have had the chance to be involved in numerous charities over the past few years, including heading out to Nepal to help in the aftermath of the earthquake that happened in 2015. One of the main aspects we focused on was spreading the message of female empowerment and encouraging children in their education. These memories have stuck with me and I strive to help people across the world who are in similar circumstances.
One night I was scrolling on Instagram and read a post from an old school friend who has created a health hub for women and children in Ethiopia, which stated ‘News came to the Clinic this morning of a new-born baby left in the gutters last night, again. With the rains and plummeting temperatures after dark, the baby did not make it’ I read this post and my heart broke, it made me realise there is so much more we all can do to help those less fortunate. She is one of the most hardworking, compassionate, brave people I have ever had the chance to call my friend. I want to be able to help her in her mission in creating a place to offer healthcare driven by compassion and excellence.
They provide medical care and treatment to the poorest rural populations, alongside the general clinical operations We are so lucky to have the healthcare we have in our country. Sadly others aren’t so fortunate. Please help me to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity.
Read more about their projects here: https://www.atsedeandindiesclinic.com/the-projects
What I am doing this year
The London 2019 Triathlon For those of you who supported me on my mission of the marathon, and what a stressful accomplishment that was. As everyone who has met me will understand I am not the biggest fan of swimming or cycling. Sadly my gorgeous Dutch Bike with it’s basket is banned to the garage and my new racing bike is my new best friend. On the 28th July I will be swimming, cycling and running all around London. It is taking an awful lot of training, less wine and washing so much lycra you cannot imagine.
Yes, Kilimanjaro. The highest mountain in Africa, it will take 7 days and lots of tea to ascend the 5895 meters through rainforest, alpine desert and arctic conditions and very thin air. Not going to lie – I am completely terrified. However I feel if I can push myself to climb this mountain with your kind donations it will be worth it. I am heading out to Africa on the 8th October to take on this challenge with one of my best school friends who is just as insane as I am. Amelia is an incredible soul who is climbing for Cancer Research UK. A charity that is close to us all.
Please help me in ensuring women and children have a safe place they can go.