I’m gonna climb a mountain, and not a metaphorical one; wanna help?
I said a few years ago I wanted to climb Snowdon before I turned 30, but guess what? I’m turning 30 this year, so I better get on with it! However, I really want to use this not just to tick something off my bucket list, but also to do a little good.
One of the things I’ve realised over the last few months is how incredibly lucky I am. I might be getting a divorce but I am one of those lucky women for whom a relationship breakdown is only about recovering from a bit of heartbreak; I have my own income, can pay my rent, have a safe and happy home, and a support network that have helped me get through it all. I’ve thought a lot about the women for whom that isn’t the case, and where the reasons for them needing to leave their relationships have been so much harder, more traumatic and more complicated than their partner just having an affair.
Over 2 women a week are killed by their ex partners. 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic abuse. Roughly 90 women a day are having to be turned away from refuges after closures and funding cuts. It feels horrific to me that so many women are left without the security I’ve taken for granted and without safe spaces to go to.
So, I’ve popped a date in my diary, I’ve gathered a gang of some of my best women and I’m going to be climbing for Refuge. If you have any spare pennies, then I would be eternally grateful if you could help me fundraise.
HERE is my justgiving page 🙂
I promise to put all the worst moments of the walk on Instagram stories in return…