Not a cheery blog tonight, but probably instead the most important one that I will end up writing. I have decided to raise money for bowel cancer, and a specific charity – Bowel Cancer UK. Their website is here: http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/
Why? Well there are several reasons, but the most important is that my mum died of cancer some nine years ago now, and I have never really done anything to raise money for cancer before. Guilt trip? NO! I just think that if you are going to do something as outstanding and memorable as a walk up Kilimanjaro then there will be people (I hope) who follow my progress, and some of them will ask (some of them already have) whether there is a charity involved, and so now there is.
There will also be that added extra item to drive me on (I don’t need the motivation as such, but maybe if there are really dark and bad times of doubt that I end up having when I am shivering in my tent half way up the mountain, and wondering what the hell I am doing there, then I will recall this point in time, and more importantly the people who I hope will donate to this very worthy cause).
Thank you in advance to anyone and everyone who gives money. I will try to find time later on to thank everyone individually. There is a link to the charity site on the “Blogroll” section of this website, and there is also a link here below. Naturally, every penny goes directly to the charity itself, enhanced by Gift Aid if you are a UK resident and tick the box:
So, I shall not quote the immortal words of Bob Geldof……but you know what they are…….