In a few weeks time, we will be in the year of 2018. The whole #NewYearNewMe sha-bang will start, everyone will insist they’re on a kale diet, and the inevitable ‘I haven’t showered since last year’ jokes will emerge. I think the nicest thing about the new year this time around, is that the 1st lands on a Monday. Isn’t that satisfying?! Anyway, you’ve probably guessed by the title that January 2018 for me is going to have a bit of a challenge associated with it.
While my New Year resolution for 2017 was to read more, (ok, I didn’t read LOADS, but I finished a couple books which is a steady improvement!) this year it is to help more. This can be anything to helping a friend out to raising some money for charity, which nicely leads me on to the real reason I’m writing this post.
Teenage Cancer Trust have launched ‘Party Hard, Train Harder’ which is a campaign to get us moving (more specifically, 10k steps a day) to help raise some cash munaaay for the wonderful charity. As I am partial to a pig in blanket (or 60) I thought this would be the ultimate motivation to get up and get moving! For that extra push, my boyfriend, Joey, will also be joining me on this challenge! Check out his Instagram for some of his amazing shots.
We have both started getting super into photography, me with my little Canon camera, and Joey with his drone! We are hoping to really seize the opportunity to get the steps in and take some incredible photos to keep everyone updated on our progress.
For a bit of background, Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer’, and this is where Teenage Cancer Trust step in. All cancer charities are super close to my heart, so it is a complete honour to be able to work with TCT.
If you’re like me, and want to help more, why not drop us a few pennies? The tiniest amount really will go a long way.
£25 could pay for an hour with a Youth Support Worker to keep young people active, encourage them to socialise and help them gain some control over their illness.
£50 could pay for 2 hours with an expert nurse who understands the unique experience of being diagnosed when you’re a teenager.
Any amount, big or small will be put to good use. So why not re-consider buying that extra bottle of Seccy and put that money where it matters?