I've always had a vague notion that one day I would try a Triathlon. And that day was always well in the future. Now "that day" is September 15th 2019. Gulp!
But what made me click the 'Enter now' button on the Dorney Lake novice triathlon page a few months ago (I'm not doing an Ironman course but this will definitely be a challenge for me!) was the thought of raising money for The Makaton Charity, where I am also a Trustee.
For those who know us, you will know how Makaton makes such a positive difference to life. For those who don't, Makaton is a language programme with signs and symbols, and supports spoken words, that helps children and young adults communicate - that most basic human want and need.
All money I raise will be used for our core projects that aim to double the number of people we support by 2025, to grow a community of members who will be able to access our life-changing services in new and more convenient ways.