I’ve had a fear of water…
1 birthday party…
A near-drowning experience….
I was 4! I was only 4 when my fear of water begun. I was on top of a float, and a fellow pupil pushed me off my float, and that was it. That was the moment this journey had started.
Knowing this year is a really important year for me to use my story for good, I decided to really take myself out of my comfort zone and to get into the pool. I decided it was time to become the unknown; not to fear it.
Teaming up with Wessex Swim School, I’m currently taking lessons to not only conquer my fear, but to…
Swim 100 lengths
Raising funds for Guide Dogs
In memory of my best friend and brother, Flash.
Flash was there for me at my lowest point in life, and losing him still hurts me to this day. He was there for me with a smile that changed my life, and stopped me from committing suicide.
Because of him, I am now raising funds for their Name a Puppy scheme, run by Guide Dogs, which’ll see me name another dog, Flash, so his legacy will affect the life of someone living with a visual impairment, just like my good friend Britt.
I asked Britt and her boyfriend Diarmuid a couple of questions to make you aware of the impact a guide dog has on a personal living with a visual impairment.
Q: How does Honey help you day to day?
Britt: Honey is essentially my eyes during my day to day life as she navigates the environment and guides me safely from place to place avoiding any obstacles.
Q: How long have you had Honey for?
Britt: I have had Honey for 4 years and she is 6 on the 31st f March
Q: How much of an impact has Honey had on Britt from your point of view?
Diarmuid: Having seen the difference between when Honey is there and when she isn’t, the difference that she makes is massive. She provides so much independence and allows Brittany to do far more than she would be able to without her.
Having a guide dog makes it possible to do things that are otherwise very difficult like travelling through the underground while effectively wearing a blindfold. The support she gives is invaluable and her assistance in life changing.