Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon is my 1st (and possibly last!) triathlon. Learning to swim to triathlon standard has challenged me beyond belief. And then there's the cycling and running.
All the money I raise will go to Bloodwise and From Me to You. Bloodwise funds and gives support to those suffering from cancers of the blood. From Me to You tackles the social isolation that all cancers can bring by encouraging people to write letters to friends & family who are suffering. From Me to You runs letter writing workshops, distributes writing kits & works with other cancer charities to ensure that cancer patients stay connected when life is at its most difficult . In 2016 Southampton University issued a report showing that cancer patients who feel socially isolated are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
From Me to You inspires and encourages people to writer letters to friends and family members suffering from cancer - keeping them connected at a time that they feel most disconnected. They run letter writing workshops, speak at events, distribute letter writing kits and host writing tips on their website. They aim to reduce the social isolation that a cancer diagnosis so often brings.