In April this year, I'm doing something I'm really quite nervous about.
As someone who used to have a fear of flying (not great for the granddaughter of a WW2 bomber pilot!), I will be getting strapped to the wings of a plane in Essex and doing a Wing Walk to raise money for Parkinson's UK.
Parkinson's came into my life about a decade ago when my aunt Jenny was diagnosed in her 60s. A couple of years later, my Grandpapa was in his 80s, tumbling quite a bit when they finally realised he was suffering from the same condition. It has no known cause, strikes people in very different ways, and with no known cure ... I know I wanted to do something.
So this is it. On 19th April I will take to the skies to raise money for Parkinson's UK in memory of my Grandpapa and in honour of my aunt, for all those who currently suffer, and the dream of a cure so that no more will follow.
If you would like to sponsor me, you can do so quickly and easily, either via my JustGiving page, or dropping some money into the collection tin I will have from the start of February.