Things I support

I thought I would create a page to show the different things I support and how to contact and find out more about them. There is a mixture of different things, both charities, organisations and friends with business/hobby schemes all of which hold a place in my heart and I feel should be shared with the world. So please, take a look at each, and if you are so inclined, support and join in with spreading the word about each and every one.

Epping Forest Fright Hike Event:
I'm raising money for Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Charity by doing the Fright Hike through Epping Forest. Please sponsor me at

The Little Yellow Duck Project :
This fantatsic scheme was started in memory of a friend of mine, Clare. She died last April from too much lung damage caused by Cystic Fibrosis. She didn't receive a lung transplant in time to give her more years. She had a love of collecting yellow ducks, hence the symbol of this project. The Little Yellow Duck Project is a global initiative highlighting the life-saving random acts of kindness of blood, bone marrow and organ and tissue donation. Whilst every random act of kindness has the ability to brighten someone's day, these donations have the ability to literally save or transform someone's entire life. The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day, and to visit the website to register where they found their gift, and find out more about the project.

Live Life Give Life :
This charity encourages people to register as organ donors via awareness campaigns, events and activities. By encouraging people to talk about organ donation and exchange views on the subject, the whole concept has become less of a taboo and more of a celebration of what could be- and how uplifting it could feel to know that as a donor, you might possibly save a number of other lives. Similarly, it is hoped that relatives of donors will draw comfort from the wider knowledge that their loved ones live on by way of helping others achieve their dreams.

The Cytsic Fibrosis Trust
The cystic Fibrosis Trust are the only UK-wide charity who make a daily difference to the lives of people living with CF, and those who care for them. Since starting in 1964 (celebrating their 50th birthday this year) They have dedicated themselves to promoting excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to those affected by CF. To achieve their goal they fund research to better understand and treat CF, review standards of care and provide information and advice to the CF community.

Papworth Hospital :
Papworth hospital is the UK's largest specialist Heart & Lung hospital, with nearly 80,000 patients attending each year. It enhances the lives of thousands of people every year who have the confidence that Papworth are at the forefront of providing new and innovative treatments for heart and lung patients. 

Friends' Businesses and Hobbies :

History Blooms :
Run by a couple of friends of mine, History Blooms provide tuition in traditional English archery using the Longbow. They also give Longbow demonstrations, run have-a-go archery stalls for events and can even offer tailored educational visits for schools/after-school clubs. These can include talks on the Longbow, demonstrations along with talks about Medieval Surgery.

Laura Purcell- Historical Fiction writer :
Laura is a friend I met while doing Tudor Dancing, who has written and published one Georgian Fiction novel so far, Queen of Bedlam. She is writing a series of novels about the women who love (and hated!) the Hanoverian monarchs. Being a history fan, and avid animal lover (and being a little crazy to boot) we have a lot in common and so I would love to see her writing career flurish. Check out her website and book.

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