People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel
Dr Maya Angelou
As I keep reminding my children, the friends you choose determine the quality and direction of your life. I don't underestimate the impact of my friends and I hope they know how much I appreciate their support of my fundraising plans to celebrate my 40th birthday.
I am embarking on a 26.2mile walk with a group of women later this month. Three of these women have chosen to fundraise under the fortycubed banner for one of the charities I am supporting that means something special to them.
Sue and Sarah will be walking to raise funds for Bloodwise, a charity that has been beating blood cancers since 1960. I will update their story at www.justgiving.com/fortycubedforbloodwise.
Becky shared her story about her inspirational sister who is managing the effects of Retinitis Pigmentosa in a recent blog post. Becky has set up a fundraising page as she challenges herself to walk 26.2 miles in a day on 17th June.
And finally, there is one of my BC friends (Before Children) who is tackling a 10k run in August and raising money for Daisy's Dream in the process. Daisy's Dream is a charity that supports bereaved children and their families. You can read more about Christine's challenge and sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/fortycubedfordaisy.
This Friday morning I am co-hosting a coffee morning in aid of Autism Berkshire with one of my longest serving friends! Gemma is one of the courageous souls who shared her story for my post on Autism and she will be on hand to discuss how Autism Berkshire can support local families.
So these five women have stepped up to the challenge on my behalf and I am very grateful. It leads me to recall another quote in conclusion:
'Good friends don't let you do stupid things...alone'