Last weekend a group of 9 of us climbed up Mount Snowdon to raise money for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, and our joint efforts have raised over £2500 thanks to so many family and friends very generously getting behind the team. We were blessed with great weather, and light clouds so the views we got were stunning. The photo was taken from the summit looking out towards the west coast of Wales.
Supporting the charity over the last couple of years I have come to realise how important it is to not just raise money, but to raise awareness about this terrible illness. Far too often sad news comes to pass about another person losing their battle, and this week Charlotte Kitley lost her fight aged just 36. She posted a last blog post shortly before she died. It is a wonderfully moving piece of writing, and it can be read by clicking here.
I have tended to bang on about both the books, and my Mount Snowdon fundraising efforts, and I make no apologies for this. It is so important to keep raising awareness about bowel cancer, and if this in any way goes to help save just one life it is worth doing. There is detailed information on the charity's website here.