Ok, so here it is....a big deep breath....crowdfunding time!
As some of you know, my Everest and Denali climbs were funded privately by a very generous company who wanted no promotion bar me raising as many funds for children's mental health charity Place2Be and I did just that.
Over the past 3 1/2 years we, yes a HUGE 'WE', have raised over £23,000 for Place2Be as well as raising awareness for children's mental health and mental health in general.
With 5 of the 7 summits completed, namely Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mt Elbrus, Denali and Everest I 'just' have Carstensz Pyramid and Mt Vinson to complete.
I am now looking to share the love and spread the cost (quite rightly too) so I am seeking support from a bigger net. I have now set up both a business and personal crowdfunding page to harness good will and help me to complete this bonkers goal of being the 10th British woman to have stood on top of all 7 summits and more importantly to take Place2Be with me too.
A kindly request - if you know of anyone who may be interested in putting a few or many pennies in the pot then please pass on my page details. Both pages will go up on my website shortly and I will certainly keep raising funds for the charity alongside these pages too. Without the climbs the fundraising decreases so, to me, they work hand in hand and as always, you will all get something in return for your hard earned cash.
And don't worry - I'm not trying to raise £120k! For every pound raised on one page, the amount needed will decrease on the other, if that makes sense!
Thanks for reading my warblings once again and here's to inspiring a few more people to think 'if she can do it then so can I'
And to see why this is so important to me, please click on the video below: