For my next adventure………A FIREWALK……..!🙄

Well everyone needs something to focus on to take their mind off the approaching winter and to stop getting excited about Christmas……so on October 27th I’m heading for Dove House Hospice to take part in a Firewalk!

I saw it first advertised on Twitter ages ago and asked if they thought I’d be able to do it – having a wobble and a stick in tow….They contacted the organisers who said they’d be my stick and support me through the fire🤓 No going back then…….

My dear friend, Alex Preston gave me some valuable advice………..Keep Walking! Don’t stop!🔥 note to self……….😳

We need to use hospices more for people with dementia. A hospice is associated with being a place to die for those with cancer, but they have so much more to offer, especially those living with a life limiting condition, such as dementia. They have the ‘talking’ skills we need, they have the understanding and kindness. Dove House hospice is an amazing place with an amazing attitude. Obviously it’s all down, once more, to funding.

So on Saturday, Sarah helped me set up the fundraising page and I said  I was looking for 100 people to sponsor me just £1 each so I meet the minimum target. Sarah and Gemma both did as they were told and sponsored me £1 to show others how to do it (😇😇) but within a few hours, I’d surpassed that target due to people’s generosity and breaking my £1 rule! 🙈The reason I chose to ask for £1 is so no-one will feel bad if they can’t sponsor me and those that do will simply be giving less than a cuppa tea😊 £1 really is ok👍

I’m useless at fundraising. I always want to say, “No,no, let me give you it back”🙄

Obviously any amount is very kind, but £1 is brilliant too as every pound count to Dove House Hospice.

Please could you share my blog or the link to my sponsorship page? It’s very simple apparently to donate.

Obviously I’ll try and publish proof that I’ve actually done it through another blog……..🔥🔥🔥

Since writing this people have been so generous that my target is now £400! Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me🤗

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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