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The Only Way is Up

Just a quick update on how things are going:

Fundraising:
Thanks to two healthy donations this weekend my current fundraising total is at €1200. This is almost a quarter of the way there. I really appreciate all donations that have been made so far. It’s starting to look like I might actually do it 🙂

The line-up for the fundraising gig should be confirmed over the next day or two. Watch this space. There’ll be a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for kiddies in March. I’m hoping to get a Saturday of bag packing in a grocery store and sell everything I own at a car boot sale. All volunteers welcome. Especially with the bag packing, not many bags can one woman pack.Some very kind people are also running marathons and holding coffee mornings on my behalf. Every Euro counts too so please keep the donations coming at Jenny Climbs Kili

Training:
I can walk miles now. I’ve been walking most days around the rather flat Dublin 15 and working out the others with an aerobic/resistance DVD. This weekend we climbed The Sugarloaf in Wicklow which was surprisingly easy. You should try it. I was sorry I didn’t take my kids. They would have loved it. We made it up and down in under two hours and I still had the energy to go grocery shopping afterwards.

I was also convinced to confront my trepidation of heights by jumping off a tower onto a zipline at Rathbeggan Lakes All in all I’m learning a lot through this challenge. I’ve learned that I hate asking people for money and favours but when I actually get up the guts to do it people are surprisingly generous. I’ve learned that many members of the music industry prefer to conduct their business between the hours of midnight and 3am. I’ve learned that if you jump off a building with a rope attached to you there’s a good chance you won’t hit the ground and most eye-opening to me is that I’ve learned that any mountain can be climbed if you just keep going one step at a time. I still have the tallest one to put that theory to the test though 🙂

Again, thank you all so much for your support. I and the charity Irish Premature Babies are very very grateful.

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We have lift off!

This was my first actual donation! Received around 1am on 26th November. Even better – it was quickly followed by another matching one online. Another 480 like this and I’m done 🙂

There is more excellent news though:
A good friend and excellent baker has very kindly offered to host a coffee morning on my behalf after Christmas. Fundraising help and cake – win win.

My lovely husband has donated a mini weekend break at the Silverbirch hotel in Omagh that he won. I will probably use this as a raffle prize at an event.

And I have a few meetings lined up this week for corporate sponsorship. Will keep you posted how they go. If you could visit this blog often and share it around it will help me a lot with these.

If you would like to donate you can use the button to the right or at my charity page

Again, thank you so much for your support. People are so great!
Jenny