To all my dear friends, family and acquaintances... a humble plea asking if you could spare a donation, however small and sponsor me for Cancer Research UK.
I am taking part in the Race for Life this weekend, a decision I made last night with some encouragement and words of support from family.
As many of you will know I suffer with ME/CFS and suffer with extreme paralysing fatigue on exertion but as I am noticing my condition deteriorate in recent months I have decided to take part in the Race for Life this year whilst I am still able to do so, something I have always wanted to do.
I will be walking the 5K to raise funds for a charity close to my heart having lost my father 26yrs ago, my mother 9yrs ago and my mother in law 2yrs ago from this awful disease.
Those of you who knew or met my parents will understand that there are no words to describe fully the characters they were. There is never a day that passes that I don't think of them and miss them dearly.
I have helplessly watched the suffering, the fight, the pain, the demise and sadly the defeat of many family and friends over the years. It is with them in mind and their memories I will walk on Saturday.
I know many of you will have loved and lost too...so I ask if you would kindly sponsor me. I will not let myself down or my parents and I will complete the walk.