I’m very glad to say that my novel The Dare Club is inspiring lots of women to take part in a terrifying abseil in aid of Keeping Abreast, a charity that helps women who have had breast cancer.
One of my characters in The Dare Club – Colette – has had breast cancer and experiences the extreme disruption it has on lives. Despite everything, she is determined to make the most of life and boldy sets herself lots of challenges. A friend of mine has had breast cancer and very kindly gave me lots of information and insight to use when I was writing about Colette. Since this friend is taking part in the charity abseil – even though she is terrified – she remains an absolute inspiration to me.
The abseil is taking place on 21 June in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK from a 20 metre training tower at Aid Rope Access, our amazing sponsors for the event. Believe me, when you’re at the top, it feels very high! And the wind really blows! Eek!
Keeping Abreast helps women who have had breast cancer surgery to make choices about reconstruction surgery. It also provides support groups for women who might otherwise feel very alone at this difficult time in their lives. Here’s the link to their website: http://www.keepingabreast.org.uk/
If you’d like to sponsor those of us taking part in this challenge, you can do so by clicking on the link to the Donation Page here.
Thank you! And wish us luck!