Hi massage fans!
You may remember me telling you that I was due to be taking part in a charity trek challenge in Peru this October.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the trek has been postponed until April 2021.
I was very disappointed when I found out, but looking on the bright side it means I have an extra six months to fundraise for the charity.
If you would like to donate to the cause please follow the link to my JustGiving page…
I am fundraising for WaterAid. This charity provides clean and safe water sources and sanitation to areas that are currently without. This is a basic human right and even more important in the light of current events, when the importance of hand washing has been highlighted so much. I’d be so grateful of any donation, no matter how big or small, every little helps.
On 17th October 2020 I will be flying to Peru to spend 5 days trekking through the Andes mountains.
It will involve long days of trekking up very steep inclines at a high altitude, with very early morning starts and then camping overnight.
I am doing this to raise £4,000 for the charity WaterAid.
WaterAid is a charity aiming to provide clean water and decent toilets to everyone. Something that a lot of people take for granted, something that should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere. But, unfortunately at the moment it isn’t.
I would be most grateful if you could spare some money to sponsor me for taking part in this event, and helping the charity to achieve their goal of giving everyone clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Here’s is the link to my JustGiving sponsorship page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Elly-Ingram-Trek
This summer I will be partaking in the one million step challenge to raise money for Diabetes UK.
This will mean I will walk the length of about 19 marathons!
If you’d like to sponsor me please follow this link…. https://step.diabetes.org.uk/pages/elly
Where you will also be able to track my progress as the challenge continues.
Over the weekend I volunteered to give massages at the Relay for Life event in Presteigne, along with some fellow massage therapists. Our little tent raised £250, but the overall event has raised £28,000 (and counting) for Cancer Research UK.
I hadn’t heard of the Relay for Life before, but I have to say it looks like it would be amazing to take part in it. It starts off with a survivors lap; the people who have beaten cancer take a walk around the track together. It was certainly an emotional start. And then teams take it turns to walk around the track for the whole 24 hours.
It was a great feeling to think that not only did we raise a little extra money for the cause, but also helped those taking part.
Cancer has touched so many people’s lives and we all have our own stories to tell. Hopefully with events like this more of our stories will have happy endings.