Busy week

It has been a very busy and very humbling week

Trying to fit training in around work has meant gym visits at 6.30am but as I now have a new gym partner – Thank you Mrs Roberts – it is all so much more fun!

I was approached this week by a mum at school who is  running the Liverpool Half Marathon on 23rd March and asked if it was ok if she got sponsored for my charity! Yes please!!

It is so kind and makes this whole thing seem so worthwhile – so thank you Jan Hughes and good luck!

 

Secondly I received a phone call from my Aunt who’s son Billy died of cardiomyopathy 13 years ago to say that she is organising a lunch at the Golf Club in my home town to raise funds for my year of challenges as well.

As soon as I have more details I will update you – but thank you Marilyn and can’t wait to hear all about it. Hope I can be there!

 

All packed and done.

Thank you so much to Morrison’s in West Kirby for allowing me to have a bag packing date

Thank you to all the incredibly generous shoppers who donated

And finally thank you to my champion team of packers – I appreciate your tolerance of my continual abuse of our friendship and hope you will all forgive me at the end of this year.

 

So the grand total from the packing was £822.50 – A  MAZ  ING ssarah bag packaid in Craig Revel Horwood way!

Bag packer alert!!!!

So onward to the next challenge and for this one I need your help but not monetary help. I need your hands and a small amount of your time.

Morrisons in West Kirby have very kindly offered me a bag packing date and I need volunteers to help me with the packing

The date is Friday 14th February and I still desperately need helpers

Please can you help, pretty please!

Contact me via this page, facebook or twitter if you can help.

Bake off success

WOW – what an amazing two days – thank you so much to everyone who came along, those who bought cakes after and also to those who couldn’t make it but made a donation.20140201_104241[1]

£488 raised over the two days which together with the donations received online over the weekend has pushed me to over £3000 – all in 3 months!

All I can say is thank you to all of you for showing me such commitment and support – I really do appreciate it and so do the Cardiomyopathy Association

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Happy New Year!

So into month 3 and the challenges continue!

Everybody is feeling a bit low and a bit skint and a bit bleurgh so a challenge to myself – DRY JANUARY!

What better way to start the year than with a good detox – got to help the training surely!

 

And then to end the month, a Cake & Craft Sale.

Double whammy this time – Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st Feb, both days 10am – 2pm and lots of cakes for sale.

All taking place at our house 5 Gorse Road, Meols . The cooking hat and apron are on and the great challenge baking begins – hope you can come too!

Everyone welcome.

Looking forward to the table looking like this again!

 
Looking forward to the table looking like this again!

  

 

 

Hair today, gone today!!!

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So the day arrived and the nerves were really setting in. But then all the messages of support started arriving via text, facebook and twitter – so thank you to all of you!
Then the even better news – I had broken through the barrier of the first thousand pounds raised – woohoo!

Leanne at the charity messaged me to say a family had read the article in the paper and had made contact with the charity to get support for them because their daughter has cardiomyopathy but they only found out about the charity when they saw the article – that is even better news than the fundraising – I hope the CMA can make a difference to their lives – thank you Leanne.

So here are the photos of the event
Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come along – it was interesting watching your faces while it was being done! I think you were all more scared than I was!
Thank you to Beverly Macca who provided shots, flowers and a new woolly hat!

Thank you also to the very generous people who were passing by and put money in the bucket – greatly appreciated.
And apologies to anyone who was trying to get through Hoylake and wondered what on earth was going on!

Finally thank you to Claire who was definitely more scared than me and who is feeling very guilty about scalping me – thank you – I couldn’t have done it without you!

Enjoy the photos!