On May 2nd 2015 I am climbing Helvellyn in the Lake District. It is the third highest peak in England and will be extremely challenging for someone like me! The climb is expected to take around 5 hours, with an elevation of 3,120ft. To prepare for this challenge I will be training for the next 4-5 months on some smaller more accessible mountains around North Wales. I'm really looking forward to the challenge and hope people sponsor me to enable a trip to Romania. In September I am going to Romania to volunteer at an orphanage in the city of Deva. I'll be undertaking duties such as cleaning, feeding, teaching English, playing games and generally ensuring the well being of the Orphans. This project will provide important care and education to the abandoned children. Under the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, all birth control was outlawed and orphaned children were abandoned with little to no state money or support. Those who were taken to orphanages didn’t have it much better, orphanages were largely hidden from mainstream society. After the fall of communism in 1989, the world learned about the shocking state of Romania’s orphanages. There was a wide international call for change and foreign charities and humanitarian organisations began sending aid to Romania.