On 20th August 2022, I'm aiming to complete the 3 peaks challenge in 24 hours and raise money for Cardiomyopathy UK, and every donation will help. This will involve climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales all in 24 hours.
In 2017 my best friend Charlotte was diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy after years of breathlessness and chest pain - which was originally put down to stress from being at university. Eventually, Charlotte was listed for a heart transplant and was given a 20% survival rate of two years. In February 2018 Charlotte received her second chance of life and had a heart transplant. I am so thankful to her donors family every single day for making that brave decision that day, and allowing me and Charlotte's friends and family many more years with my best friend.
Since then, Charlotte has finished her university degree, moved to a new city, started a new job and is also getting married to her amazing fiance Ciaran in 2022 who has been a rock to all of us over the years. She is such an inspiration and continues to provide peer support for those who are recently diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy.
Cardiomyopathy UK has supported Charlotte pre and post transplant. They also provide support meetings, peer support and nurses on call to answer medical questions. I am completing this challenge to raise money for this amazing charity, and raise awareness of the work that Cardiomyopathy do to support those who are affected by this diagnosis. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me and Charlotte's friends and family.