This is the first time I have signed up to officially do my part for a charity.
I have chosen to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. My challenge is to complete a Bear Grylls 24 Hour Survival course. I have chosen this because I know it will push me to the limit.
So what is this challenge all about, what will I suffer and endure to deserve your donations… Well
24 hours spent on the Brecon Beacons in March…
Google tells me the average high in March is 7 degrees, with a bone chilling 1 degree at night.
There will be no tent, limited water & food supplies and little equipment (I am considering whether to try and smuggle contraband, hopefully I will not get frisked..)
We will forage for wild food, navigate by day and night, build emergency shelters, learn stalking and self-protection in the wild from attacks… (eh hopefully the self protection thing will not be needed and the emergency shelter consists of a “pop up hotel”..?)
I decided to do this challenge at the height of summer. I have forgotten what real cold is.
The last time I spent any significant time out “in the wild” was when I camped as a teenager. Now after years of comfortable living, in a warm bed, I am concerned!
I am praying it will not rain. Lets not think about that!!!
So, please donate generously and think of me when I take to this challenge in March. I seriously hope I come back with all digits and sanity intact.
In terms of the charity itself, I have been lucky to have not needed the services of the Charity (so far and I hope it will stay that way). However, this has not stopped me from wanting to raise money for the Charity, which does important work in saving lives.
This Charity relies solely on donations so that it can continue to do its work.
Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 46,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.
The charity’s three aircraft each carry a crew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional airbases, 90 per cent of the region is within reach within eight minutes.
If a patient reaches hospital within the Golden Hour (60 minutes after their injury) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation.
Help me raise vital funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity safely and securely by sponsoring me online! Please remember to gift aid your contribution so Midlands Air Ambulance Charity can claim 25p in the £ extra on top of you donation. i.e. provided you are a UK tax payer if you donate £1 the charity can claim 25p extra on top of your donation!
|Nyah Giles||Sorry for the massive delay but here you go!!!||£20.00||12 Dec 2016|
|John Randall||All the best for a very serious challenge!||£35.00||29 Nov 2016|
|Gareth Hegarty||Good Luck||£10.00||29 Nov 2016|
|Ed Pepperall||Good luck Sophie!||£35.00||17 Nov 2016|
|Neil Clayton||Best of luck Sophie||£20.00||11 Nov 2016|
|Joe||£5.00||11 Nov 2016|
|Peter K||Don’t forget your thermals.||£25.00||11 Nov 2016|
|Jay L||£20.00||7 Nov 2016|
|Brian Fowler||Good luck Sophie, x||£10.00||4 Nov 2016|
|Andras and Ann||Go for it sophie||£25.00||3 Nov 2016|
|Oliver & Oscar Margetts||Smash it Sophie!!||£10.00||3 Nov 2016|
|Pete||Good luck Sophie!!||£10.00||3 Nov 2016|
|Flipflop||£10.00||3 Nov 2016|
|Gemma, Dave, Lily & Margot||Awesome challenge Soph, go for it xxx||£5.00||3 Nov 2016|
|Debbie Niblett||Wow…!||£5.00||31 Oct 2016|
|Ken, Mandy & Ethan||£20.00||28 Oct 2016|
|michelle james||Good luck xx||£15.00||28 Oct 2016|
|Kev||You have to be crazy but good luck||£15.00||27 Oct 2016|
|Mark Grant||Best of luck – a fantastic cause, and should be an interesting 24 hours!||£20.00||27 Oct 2016|
|Barney||Have fun !!||£25.00||24 Oct 2016|
|Richard poole||well done!!||£10.00||23 Oct 2016|