A Proper Adventure for a Good Cause

I’m going on an adventure. A big scary adventure, completely different from anything I’ve ever done before. I’m pretty excited, but also quite scared. I think this is a good mix of emotions to have when you’re embarking on something life changing. In October I’m going to Ethiopia to trek the Simien Mountain Range. The trek will take place over five days and the aim is to scale the highest peak in the mountain range – Ras Dashen at 4620m! We’ll be camping out on the mountain and trekking 6-8 hours a day. I love an adventure but, I won’t lie, I am a little scared. It’s such a big challenge with scary obstacles like sheer drops, changeable weather and amazing wild animals before you even get the obvious risk of altitude acclimatisation. It is beautiful though… I’ll be trekking with a group of my colleagues in order to raise money for UNICEF. Not only are UNICEF an amazing charity, they’re also the global charity partner of my law firm. As a firm we do a whole bunch of sweet pro bono work in the name of achieving justice for children worldwide, but that isn’t all. We also undertake year round fundraising activities (an inter-office spin competition and dragon boat racing are the two that come to mind first!) with the aim of raising $1.5 million for UNICEF too. This trek is just one of those fundraising activities. My personal target for the fundraising trek is £3,000 and I would absolutely love it if you would sponsor me. No matter how big or small the contribution, it all makes a massive difference and it would mean the world to me to be able to raise this amazing amount of money for an amazing charity. As part of my non-fundraising contribution to our partnership I’ve contributed the UK section to a worldwide report on juvenile justice systems in order to petition a change in the juvenile justice system in Albania, and I’m also just starting work on a child marriage project protecting young girls in the UK. I’m also hoping to organise some charity classes as well as an amazing fitness babe raffle – keep your eyes peeled for updates on the ! In the meantime, if you’d like to contribute to my fundraising you can do so over on my Justgiving page!