Fight Like A Girl!

We’ve just returned from a weekend in Wales trekking the Gower Peninsula in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.  Five of us Twitterers, who for the most part had never met, joined forces and between us we managed to raise over £1700 for the charity thanks to Social Media (Facebook and Twitter).

Breakthrough not only organises walking events but they also do White-water Rafting, Skydiving, Biking and loads more depending on how intrepid you are.  So get a group of friends together and get out there!

The walk was organised in conjunction with Walkwise an independent UK trekking company.  The guides were knowledgable, friendly and weren’t adverse to a beer after a long day trekking.  Again, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who supported us, my fellow #twitsfortits and the ladies on the walk who’ve been directly affected by Breast Cancer for allowing us to share the experience with them.

I’m normally not a Country and Western fan but chose ‘Fight Like a Girl’ by Bombshel as I thought it was fitting.

I’ll hold my head high
I’ll never let this define
The light in my eyes
Love myself, give it Hell
I’ll take on this world
If I stand and be strong
No, I’ll never give up
I will conquer with love
And I’ll fight like
Like a girl


Tweetup with a Difference

Me and my big Gob!  You’d think I would have learned by now.  I don’t know how many times I’ve agreed to do things under the influence.  So far, I’ve done three ½ marathons, Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, the Moonwalk, accepted a marriage proposal and conceived!  This time I’ve managed to get tangled up in doing the Gower Challenge, in South Wales on behalf of Breast Cancer Awareness.

It’s going to be a Tweet Up with a difference.  I’ll be doing a 22 mile coastal walk with @chickenruby, @pennynash, @beachhut81 and @Gawnee in June, now known as the #twitsfortits. All amazing people and its great cause so I’m up for it!  We’re all doing it for different reasons and I’m looking forward to them sharing their stories.

I appreciate in the current climate that people aren’t in a position to donate a lot but I’ve worked out that we have over 3700 followers between us, so if you all donate 20p we should make our target.  We would be most grateful.  You can donate here and you can also follow our progress here.  I’m fairly confident it’ll be entertaining and worth every penny!

I must run and start my training….I’m off to the kitchen to get a glass of wine.