Over the next few months I will be training and pushing myself to new levels in bodybuilding but I was feeling the strain and this amount will cover me financially for the shows this year.
I appreciate that times are tough but with all the support I have received from people I am relying on the generosity of others to help me get further in this sport.
I have just returned from my second show - a British final - a bit deflated from not placing I know I can improve and get more out of the sport. I want to be a champion I want to do my family proud.
I've always seen myself as an underdog and as a failure so winning something through sheer effort was outstanding. And to have your kid tell you he was proud of you even more amazing.
I am not asking for much and all proceeds will go towards research - perhaps recruiting the knowledge of a prep
if you don't ask you don't get.