Around seven years ago, I decided to completely change paths and pursue a career in care (which is what I wanted to do as a boy but just went with the flow and with what most of my friends did). I was very lucky and was offered a job on the teenage cancer trust unit in Cardiff as a healthcare assistant. I absolutely loved my time there and worked with truly amazing nurses and doctors, but I especially loved my time caring for the patients. After a couple of years, I decided that I was ready for a new challenge and applied for a job at Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice.
When I initially saw the job advertised I was in two minds whether to apply but it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life. Working with and alongside some truly inspirational people was a privilege but nothing came close to looking after and taking care of the children and young people at Tŷ Hafan. It truly was the proudest time of my career so far.
Seeing first hand the impact that fundraising has at these two amazing places has inspired me to do some fundraising of my own and not just raise money but also raise awareness so more people can see and realise what these places mean to so many young people and their families.
I recently found out that seven young people get diagnosed with cancer everyday in the UK and that Tŷ Hafan has cared for almost 800 children since opening its doors.
Myself (of Pro Fitness ltd), Sarah Cayton (of Cardio Core Fitness) and a few of our members and staff are going to Run, Cycle or Row 7km everyday for seven weeks to try and raise as much money and awareness as we possibly can. Our challenge started on 13 November and will end on New Year’s Day 2019!
Please click on the link and help in anyway you can. Even the smallest amount makes a huge difference.