You may have read my previous post about preparations for our Sue Ryder Fundraiser and a bit more about the charity, if you haven’t then you can find it here https://beingaliceblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/sue-ryder-care-charity-walk/.
So it’s been almost two weeks since we completed our fundraising walk for Sue Ryder, and I think we have just about recovered, but our small experience of discomfort and exhaustion is nothing compared to what some people face everyday, particularly those whom the Sue Ryder Charity aim to provide for.
Fundraising experiences help you to realise just how different life can be if you are battling with life-threatening illnesses or have complex needs, just by giving a little bit of time and effort, you can make a big difference to the lives of those less fortunate to quality of life.
For our fundraiser we set off at 7am to Cautley Spout in Cumbria, and endured a steep climb up to the summit in the cold, snow and hail of December in the hills. We will be the first to admit that it was a tough challenge and fairly out of the ordinary for many of us, but we battled through knowing a good sum of money would be donated if we were successful, and admittedly had some fun on the way.
As we’re still trying to rake in some last minute donations, our current total stands at around £350, which is just a small amount, but can make such a difference for charities such as these, and every penny counts!
I would like to the chance to say Thank You to Sue Ryder for their excellent work which they continue to provide each year, also to my fellow workmates who made our fundraiser fun and getting through it as a team, and finally to all those who took the time to donate.
Here is a short video of our walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWCgrkrmq8&list=UUg4vQ2CbH3t6Z8BT8wbX_UA