Did someone say Mount Fuji, no but Simone did?

by Simone Crombie in Tokyo, Japan

Did someone say Mount Fuji, no but Simone did?

Total raised £861

Gift Aid
+ est. £143.25
£3,000 target 117 days left
28% 48 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th September 2024 at 11:00am

I am looking to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves in probably the biggest challenge that I have ever faced.


My name is Simone, I work in the Comms and Engagement Team in Customer Care based in Newcastle and my career spans over 21 years (I started when I was 5 if anyone asks though) 😉

I have supported Flying Start for many years, from selling hot chocolates, cakes, old merchandise and crockery, most recently phones and not the digital kind , anything really that we could get our hands on or that was not bolted down. 

Last year we set our Customer Care target for £30K and the creativity and passion has really shone through with many champions across our area choosing to get involved in all sorts of ways. I am so proud and watching this unfold has been very heartwarming to see.

As I set that target and lead this from a Global capacity, it does makes sense that I contribute towards this ambitious but very achievable target and as my husband says, I don't do things by halves, so here goes. 

So, Mount Fuji it is in September on my dads birthday, who I lost very sadly last year. I figured that it would be something that he would have definitely whispered that I could do with a bit of focus, a lot of training 🤣 and surely I will be that little bit closer to him being that high! 

So in a nutshell, that is my story, very short but hopefully enough info to draw you in so anything you can afford to donate would be most gratefully. Every single £1 counts.

Thank you in advance

Simone x

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