With a tough challenge all in aid of charity, Palace fan Carl Eaton shares his story and why he will be spending time out to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.
I climbed Mount Snowdon in North Wales last year in a time of 2 hours and 15 minutes in aid of Brae Sewell who suffers from Ataxia Telangiectasia which is a rare genetic degenerative disease
The climb raised a total of £750 for Brae who is nine years old, and the funds were immediately put to good use by funding a wash room downstairs for him.
The family invited me round to their home to show me new wash room and for once I was gobsmacked, but at the same time I was exceptionally proud. The funds to do this could not have been raised with the the generosity of my work colleagues, friends and family.
As a result, I have chosen to embark on another challenge which will see me take on Ben Nevis with my friends James and Mike. It will take place at the end of August and the aim is to help raise money for an extension, which will be Brae`s bedroom as he struggles to walk up and down the stairs at the moment but will eventually he not be able to manage stairs in general.
The target for our Ben Nevis Challenge currently stands at £500 which I hope we surpass but whatever the final total, Brae`s family and I will be extremely grateful to those that donate.
Brae spends most of the day in a wheelchair, so having access to an extension downstairs will make his life that little bit easier and less stressful for the family. To make matters worse, his father Brian has sadly been diagnosed with cancer. He has been fighting the horrific disease for months and is currently unable to work due to the illness and as you can imagine, the whole family are fighting a battle every day.
To find out more about the disease, or if you would like to find out more about the AT Society, click HERE.
For anyone that would like to sponsor Carl, head on over to his Just Giving page. Every little helps.
PLEASE HELP CARL EXCEED THE TARGET IN AN EFFORT TO HELP BRAE’S FAMILY EXTEND THEIR FAMILY HOME TO MAKE THINGS THAT LITTLE BE MORE COMFORTABLE