It’s my birthday on the 29th of May. I won’t tell you how old I’ll be, but it’s one of the big ones.
So I’m going to mark my ascent through the years by ascending Ben Nevis which, considering that I have no hiking/trekking experience, is quite a challenge for me.
I’m raising money for Beam, which is a social enterprise dedicated to helping the homeless into work.
I don’t know what it’s like to be homeless. But when I get into my bed and under my warm blankets after a long day, I think about the people I saw on the street. People with no bed, no blanket, no home to go to.
And I think about the fact that it doesn’t have to be this way.
I started this fundraising campaign because, like Beam, I believe in the potential of everybody and the power of stable employment to help people achieve independence. I know first-hand that hard work pays off and anyone could succeed if given a chance.
So will you sponsor my ascent and help homeless people into work?