Category Archives: Charity Work

Charity Run Maybe?

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So, this is just a thought at the moment, but I have been wondering about doing a run for charity.

I am debating as to whether I would rather just do my local 10km run and raise a bit of sponsorship to do it. Or, one of my friends has been pestering me about the London marathon and how it’s well worth doing, so maybe I could enter for that (not this time obviously!). The thing is, I have already done a marathon on my roller skates (yes, roller skates), so it’s not like doing a marathon would be something new and exciting (though running it will be a lot harder).

London Marathon - Charity Run

London Marathon

And, I sort of like the idea of not having to train quite as hard for the 10km run and not wanting to die of exhaustion afterwards! Maybe one of these charity runs?

But what does excite me is the idea of team t-shirts, well…I’ll have to get a team in order to get team t-shirts… But I found this site that does printed t-shirts really reasonably called myworkwear –  And I can already think of some funny ones!

Charity Run - Lizzy Bradbury

The thing is I really need to get my fitness level up first. I have started running a bit more regularly and can do a 5.4km run quite comfortably but doing 10km is a bit of a jump up and I’ll have to be committed. The worst is the nights drawing in, I don’t like running on my own in the dark – Big shocker – So I think it’s going to be harder and harder to get my runs in….perhaps I should leave a charity run til next year – What do you think?

Lizzy Bradbury Blog

[A blog I would most definitely recommend – http://happyhomemakeruk.blogspot.com]

Tanya Jessop, EastEnders & Cervical Cancer

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Tanya Jessop, Cervical Cancer, Jo's Cervical CancerIt’s great to see a soap opera making a real effort to highlight a disease which has previously been brushed under the rug to some extent. As I said in my previous blog about Downton Abbey Series 2, Eastenders have started a new storyline for one of their main characters Tanya Jessop:

A pretty average woman, who once buried her ex-husband alive, as you do, goes for her routine smear test. Despite her rather exciting past she is actually a much loved character on the programme! Anyway, she gets the results from the smear test and there is abnormal cells found and, after further testing, she finds out she has Cervical Cancer.

Tanya Jessop, Cervical Cancer, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Now, I’m not exactly a fan of soap operas, in fact, if truth be told, I won’t touch them with a ten foot barge pole.

HOWEVER

I have to say, this time, I take my hat off to the EastEnders show. After all, how many shows actually take the time to highlight a disease which needs exposure, check out the facts with a registered charity and create a storyline which has happened in real life to real women?

Tanya Jessop, Cervical Cancer, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

NOT many. This is really a breath of fresh air in the soap industry. Just reading about the show and this story-line actually has me wanting to watch it a little to see what happens. The Cervical Cancer Charity responsible for this background info is the only one of it’s kind in the UK and it’s good to see it getting this exposure.

On top of this, Jo’s got given £10,000! I don’t think many charities would say no to that! But the actress Jo Joyner who plays Tanya Jessop was on Celebrity Family Fortunes with the fam and won ten grand donating it to Jo’s Trust – How good is that?!

Tanya Jessop, Cervical Cancer, Jo's Trust Cervical Cancer

I guess the reason I think this is worth blogging about is the fact that things like this gives you hope in the world…