Warrior Run- the South Coasts Toughest Obstacle Run.
Hannah Waddington, Jess Ayres and I are ditching the pub and attempting the South Coast Warrior Run this October. It consists of 30 obstacles: crawling through nets, climbing walls, getting through swamps, over dirt mounds, lifting logs and tyres, climbing through webs and tunnels, running through ditches, streams (and fire maybe?!)… It is going to be tough!
A lot of you have probably already seen Marie Spence’s epic challenge that she is undertaking- completing the 100miles Southdown’s Way challenge in 4 days. I wanted to join Marie’s fundraising campaign to raise some funds to help to support our friend Jo Smith- this is my challenge.
Jo’s daughter, Eloise, is only 22 years old and has Autonomic Nerve Dysfunction (intestinal failure). Her intestines, bladder and bowel no longer work which causes her to be in pain and suffer constantly. She is unable to take food orally. She has also been diagnosed with Pottural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTs), which means that sitting and standing up often means that she will faint, reducing her ability to get out and about. Two and a half years ago Eloise was a healthy, young individual.
The medication that Eloise is on is not working; she is in constant pain and sees 7 consultants; 2 of which Jo is having to fund herself and is struggling to continue to do. Jo’s support for Eloise is unwavering, often travelling long distances to appointments between working shifts and coping with her own health difficulties caused by MS.
Although there is no cure for Eloise, our aim is to raise some money to enable her to continue her treatment; which is £200-£300 for each pain management appointment.
Please donate anything you can to this- or to Marie’s Southdown’s Way Challenge- to help to support Jo and her family.
Any donation will be greatly appreciated- Many thanks!