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Charity abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge for the MS Society

If you’ve been to my blog before then you’ve probably seen my post about what it’s like living with MS.

At the beginning of the year I was feeling pretty fed up of living with this awful disease and I decided to raise money and help others who I know are in a much worse way than myself. I also wanted to really challenge myself and so I committed to a charity abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge to raise money for the MS Society.

A few weeks ago… I did it!

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Don’t look down!

This June I will be found dangling off the Forth Rail Bridge, an iconic bridge which can be found just north of Edinburgh, straddling the Firth of Forth. Unfortunately it often looks like the picture below but I am keeping everything crossed for bright sunshine on 21st June.

Am I scared of heights? Not really but then again, who does want to dangle from a rope over 100m in the air? I do!

Why?

I will be abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge to raise money for a charity that means a great deal to me, the MS Society. This is because I have MS and I battle with it every single day.

More details about my abseil and fundraising can be found here.
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My story

So, I don’t think it is a widely known fact about me but nearly 10 years ago I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). It was very difficult to come to terms with, I think I mainly just ignored it and got on with my life. Only my very close friends and family knew about the diagnosis and they were all fantastic. To be honest, it has only been over the past 2 or 3 years that I have been more vocal about my MS. It does help when people in the public eye raise awareness, for example when Jack Osbourne was diagnosed and when JK Rowling’s mum sadly passed away. So now I want to raise more awareness too and raise money to help us fight this cruel disease. (more…)

My Stamp of Approval – February

February was a short but busy month! We went on our first holiday of the year, hosted an awesome cocktail party at home and I signed up for one of the biggest challenges of my life!

Social and Cocktail party

Early on in February I was asked by the awesome guys at Social and Cocktail if I’d like to host a party. Now it’s pretty well known amongst our friends that my other half and I love a bit of a party at our flat so we were without a doubt more than happy to do this. We had a fantastic evening with lots of delicious drinks, fantastic friends and laughing. You can read all about it in my Hostess with the mostest blog post.

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