First there was a trek along the Great Wall of China for CLIC Sargent. Now, to get on with life.

Fundraising Updates
The Grand Total...

The Grand Total…

So, Trek for Hannah is coming to an end. Today, 15 May, is the deadline for me to get all my sponsorship from my big trek to CLIC Sargent. Joe* tells me that this post should be called “So long and thanks for all the cash”. While I do like the gratuitous reference to Hitch...
5 Fundraising Tips What I Learnt

5 Fundraising Tips What I Learnt

I’ve got til Sunday 15 May to hand over the cash I’ve raised for CLIC Sargent (if you want to sponsor me do it now!), so I’m going to share some of the fundraising secrets that worked for me – or that I wish I’d done! 1. Sometimes the Simplest Fundraisers are the Best My...
Keeping It In the Family

Keeping It In the Family

Well on Sunday I had to tell my mum just how awesome she is for Mother’s Day and today I’ve got two other family members I need to shout about. Yep, it’s all about my family this week. 1. My Dad. It’s his birthday. And he’s a great dad. And I forgot to put his...
I Smashed My Fundraising Target!

I Smashed My Fundraising Target!

Thanks to everyone who came to watch Finding Nemo with me yesterday (Sunday). With the total I collected from all you Pixar-loving people I’ve smashed my fundraising target, and have now raised £3,113! Yep, you read it right, £3,113! Thanks everyone for your support – and don’t think that your pennies aren’t still appreciated. Just...
Happy March!

Happy March!

Good evening everyone! I’m feeling very chipper after a great workout at the gym – 35 minutes on the step machine – followed by a relaxing soak in the tub.  (After I’ve punished my muscles with training I try to be nice to them with baths.  If I don’t they get angry.) I’ve also got...
Have I Ever Said How Much I Appreciate You All?

Have I Ever Said How Much I Appreciate You All?

Because I do, I really do.  Thanks to all your generous donations I’m raising some serious cash for CLIC Sargent, and means I’m getting down the gym, and in just 7 weeks I’ll been in China ready to trek the Great Wall.  Yikes. Just recently my mum held a hugely successful cake sale at her...

A Fundraising Milestone

Just a quick note to say I’ve reached a major milestone in my fundraising – in one day I’ve not only reached but sprinted right past the half way point in my fundraising! I sort of feel like I need a retro Blue Peter-style totaliser to show off this fact.  One of the old school...

Happy New Year!

What’s your new years resolution?  Mine is quite simply to get in shape for my trip to China! But the extremely cold weather in December hit me hard: I’ve been suffering with a chest infection for the past 2 weeks, and before that I had migraines that have kept me away from any proper training for...

3 Tips for Charity Cake Sale Success

Today my Christmas elf, aka the fabulous Pippa Spriggs, helped me out with my fundraising by selling tasty cakes for charity in her office. With her superior sales skills and my baking prowess we got another £40 for CLIC Sargent! The much appreciated donations took me that little bit closer to my target of £3,000...

Partying for CLIC Sargent

Well, we* had a Christmas party and decided it was a good chance to ask our friends for donations towards my trek.  So, in a way we partied for CLIC Sargent… There was good food, good company, lots of drink and everyone who came put in some cash to help me reach my fundraising total....

Trek for Hannah Hits the News

Yes, that’s right, the Trek for Hannah is famous! Well, I say famous… I’m very proud to say that my Trek for Hannah has had its first bit of press coverage, thanks to the Leicestershire Mercury.  That’s the local paper in Hannah’s home town. Journalist Gemma Peplow featured my fundraising trek, the lovely lady walked...

Happy Turkey Day

To all my family and American readers everywhere have a Happy Thanksgiving! I had my Thanksgiving feast last Sunday – it was a smaller affair than expected due to a few last minute cancellations, but all the money my lovely friends donated was massively appreciated – thanks for coming. PS The turkey above was decoration...