It’s always a little bit awkward asking for money isn’t it? Even when it is for charity, I always feel a little uneasy asking for a few quid to help. However, this is something that is so close to my heart in so many ways I am going to put it out there and ask if you can help. If you can’t, carry on reading anyway, just to see how awesome my dad is!
Last year my Dad, 60 years old at the time walked 50 miles in 24 hours over the Brecon Beacons to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He actually came 35th out of 200+ people which I was so proud of him for.
This year he has decided to do the same thing but although the same distance the route is a lot tougher. He will be walking through the Peak District this time and will be raising money for PANDAS (Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice & Support). PANDAS support not only the Mums going through pre/postnatal depression and anxiety but also their families too.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know why this is so important to me. To give you a brief overview, I suffered from postnatal anxiety after having Little Man. It was crippling and meant I struggled to leave the house when I was at my worst. I suffered horrific physical symptoms and doubted my ability to be a good Mum. If you want to read more about my experiences, you can find them by clicking here.
My Dad was one of the few people that saw how anxiety really affected me (I became a pro at hiding it) so he knows how important support like PANDAS is.
My Dad is 61 years of age and I am so proud that he is fit enough and motivated enough to do a walk like this.
If you can spare a few pounds to support my Dad then we would of course be extremely grateful. There are so many women and their families going through this and they need the right support from the right people. If you can support my Dad and in turn support PANDAS I for one would be super pleased.