I am not just doing this as a personal challenge it is also about raising money for a worthy charity.
I have thought long and hard about this and I wanted the money to go to a local charity where I can see the benefits it would make so I have decided that I will be raising money for Grampian Disability Sport.
Just for a bit of background info, GDS is entirely volunteer-led & looks after athletes & participants with physical, sensory & learning disabilities across the whole of the Grampian region (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray), but also supports their families, schools, coaches & clubs. The support offered includes: running inclusive school & community sports events; providing one-off grants to athletes & participants to attend national/international events; providing equipment for sports clubs & activity providers to enable them to run their activities inclusively; providing CPD opportunities to clubs, coaches & activity leaders to improve the quality & quantity of inclusive opportunities; and supporting clubs with their governance/outreach/fundraising/child protection etc. GDS also runs regular sport & physical activity sessions through the partner organisations round the table (Active Schools, disability-specific sports clubs, Aberdeen Sports Village, Moray Sports Centre, Live Life Aberdeenshire etc).
I will not be starting the fund raising until we are closer to the event but wanted to announce it now as it will also give me time to get to know the charity and give me motivation.