I wanted to set myself a not so ordinary challenge for my birthday next year.
I got the idea to take part in the Everest Base Camp 2020 challenge while flicking through a magazine. When I read the article. I was transported from the warm coffee shop to the fierce wind, ice and snow. I imagined swapping my daily commute for hiking over rough terrain at the world's highest altitudes for 10 days, carrying my rucksack on my back.
The prospect of doing it was exciting - and scary. But the prospect of not accepting the challenge, even more so. This realisation drove me to sign up.
The goal that I have set myself is to raise £5000 to support the work of the Alzheimer's Society. I need you to help me.
I wanted a challenge that you all could join in with and help raise valuable funds. The challenge is to do something that makes you or someone else happy and pledge £1 each day for 100 days. It can be something like giving someone flowers to taking a lunch break... ????
Today, almost a million people in the UK are living and often struggling alone with dementia. By supporting me on this challenge, you're helping to bring dementia out of the shadows.