Two weeks in

So two weeks in and I have started working my way through my challenges.  Things got off to a start with balloons from my colleagues at work.

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I have played stoolball and badminton for 2 of the sports in challenge No 1, including scoring 11 runs in stoolball towards the 40 in challenge No 2.  As one of the dishes for challenge No 11, I cooked chicken braised with olives and lemon, roasted leeks with a shallot dressing, balsamic glazed roasted beetroot and polenta.

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On the 1st November I cooked dinner for some of my old Rangers and their family for challenge No 13.  Yesterday I completed challenge No 18 by giving a presentation at work about Sussex Snowdrop Trust and Chestnut Tree House.  I will upload some clips from it in the next week or so.

For challenge No 21, I have been to mass in three churches and for challenge No 32 I have worn five different items of pink clothing.  For challenge No 39 I have watched The King’s Speech and The Muppets Most Wanted.

Please see the individual challenge pages for more details and photos.

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One week to go until I start

One week to go until the challenges start and I am beginning to ask myself what I have let myself in for!  My planning is picking up speed and I have been overwhelmed with offers of support from people and the generosity of people’s donations before I have even started.  Thank you to everyone.

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40 challenges until I turn 40!

Helen Cookson
To mark the year leading up to my 40th birthday I will be undertaking 40 challenges to try and raise money for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and The Sussex Snowdrop Trust.
So why this, why now and why these charities?

TO DONATE PLEASE CLICK HERE

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