"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
On 22nd July I will climb Mt Rainier for Climb for Clean Air charity. If you donate to charities from time to time, I would love for you to consider me this time!
I'm a keen hiker. Actually I became obsessed with it after I quit smoking many years ago. Hard to believe if you know me but I used to be a chain smoker and pretty unhealthy. Hiking gave me my health back and there is nothing better now than reaching a summit with all the adrenalin kicking in!
Rainier is always welcoming me as I drive on the 520 to go to work every blue sky morning, and then in my office, I am facing it directly. So if you are asking me why I chose Rainier, my answer has to be the famous one: "Because it’s there"... and it's been calling me!
But there is more to it. I am climbing for Climb for Clean Air charity because 20 years ago I climbed Kilimanjaro. I was young and selfish and was struck at the time by how little our porters and guides had on them. They were literally climbing with worn town shoes and a simple jacket and were carrying all my load without complaining. In contrast I was geared with all the latest kit and just focused on getting my own victory. That day I promised myself that the next time I would climb a major peak, I would do it for a good cause and not just for me.
Climb for Clean Air is the perfect charity for me to raise money for. It’s all about the joy of giving without expecting anything back and it’s all about sponsoring healthy habits as one of their goals is to help people quit smoking and get healthy, just like I did. And they do so much more. They make a positive difference for parents who have a child with asthma, people who struggle daily with COPD and anyone who gets diagnosed with lung cancer.
Every donation I receive helps make a bigger impact. Any contributions welcome and remember you can use your employer's charity matching scheme and deduct your charity donations from your next year's tax bill.
Please help support my efforts to save lives, donate now!
Together we can fight lung disease successfully! In advance, thank you!