I got sick in 2001. Very sick. And by very sick I mean utterly bug nuts crazy. If you knew me then you’ll know what I’m talking about. I couldn’t leave the house, for a lot of the time I couldn’t even leave my front room. I was unable to answer the front door or the phone. I couldn’t walk places on my own. Taxi drivers literally had to hold my hand and walk me to the car. I was even hospitalised for a time. I can confidently say that that was the worst time in my life.
So, why mention all this ancient history? Well, when I was ill I made plans about what I would do when I got well. Unfortunately I think the part of Bard the Bowman in the Hobbit movie isn’t going to happen now. But I did want to get a job at Amnesty International (big tick – thank you), be able to go to a restaurant and buy my parents a meal, that kind of thing. Something I read about at this time was the National Three Peaks Challenge. It looked like a great idea, but something I’d probably never do, mostly because no one would ever want to do it with me. Because of this I stopped day dreaming and went back to learning the part of Hamlet for when the RSC called…
It turns out the 3 Peaks is something I’m going to do! Between the 21st and 22nd of July I and a few chums are going to climb the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. That includes travel time. Considering where I’ve come from, this challenge has got me amazingly excited.
We are going to be doing it for charity. Our chosen charity is AIUK. If you would like to donate some money that would be fantastic. If you don’t want to, that’s also fine. I’m just thrilled, excited and I wanted to tell you! I’ve included a link to our joint Just Giving page (It’s in Robs name, don’t worry, he just needs the attention).
Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/Rob-Shuster
So yeah, please do message me and stuff with questions, taunts, encouragements. I'm just very, very excited about this!