This blog (one of many) seems to be turning into an annual event to write in! (Smacks own hand). Wow, so much has happened in such a short time.
Last years fundraiser went really well, It was a Rocky Horror homage, and we managed to raise over £600 pounds for Little Miracles. This years cause is one I literally fell upon by chance, and has grown to become something exceptionally dear to my heart.
I was watching documentary’s on Youtube about children fighting their battle with Cancer. The documentary came to the end and autoplay kicked in. I was suddenly watching a young teenage girl, who was vlogging about her fight against Glioblastoma, a hideous and severe form of brain cancer. Her face was beautiful but bare, her hair incredibly short, and her name was Charlotte. This video had been uploaded for the first time by her Mother, after Charlotte sadly passed away. It was unedited and unabashed. It was raw, real and heartbreaking. That was the first time I “met” Charlotte Eades.
As someone who fundraises for cancer charities and is incredibly passionate about raising awareness, I felt compelled to know more, I had followed a link on the video to Charlottes Legacy on Facebook, and Immediately added it, and that was the start of what is yet to become two fundraisers in Charlottes name.
I am also a year in to learning to play guitar, its a long slog as my memory is poor thanks to my pain medication, but I am loving learning and being able to play music properly for the first time. I have had to put my OU course on hold as I am dedicating my time to my fundraising work, and am also looking into the process to start a performing arts school for kids and young adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.
I would love to tell you more, but its early in the morning and I have a load of work to do still today. x