Shropshire Birthday Challenges to Mark 30th Year

To “celebrate” her 30th birthday Holly Robinson decided to undertake 30 challenges in a year to ensure she achieved all she wanted to by the time she reached 31.

Already running her own business, Timeless and Tasty in Shrewsbury, the list including mainly sporting and charity challenges – and a few more thrown in for good measure.

And October is the month when she will be able to ‘kill two birds with one stone’.

Holly said: “My challenges include organising a charity ball and climbing the three peaks in 24 hours and by the end of October I will have done both. I also have to find a 30th challenge so if anyone thinks of anything before the night I may be able to get three done!

“I will be walking Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on October 20 to raise money for Help for Heroes and the MS Society and to help with that fundraising I will host ‘The Charity Event’ at Pimhill Barn in Harmer Hill on October 6.

“The charities are very close to my heart as I have worked with members of the armed forces and have always had a great respect and admiration for what they do and what they put themselves through.

“My Step Father was in the RAF for 20 years and still works in logistics so has a very strong link with those still serving; I believe the need for help is wider than we the public realise and does not end on the front line.

“My link with the MS Society is even stronger as I have been witness for the last 30 years to what someone with this disability goes through, day to day. The most amazing woman, the one consistent being through my life, my mother, has been dealing with this illness for longer than I can remember.

“There have been times in my life, before she met my wonderful stepfather and when my brother was at boarding school, when it was just the two of us – I grew up fast but I wouldn’t have grown up at all had my mother not been so strong, and able to turn such a debilitating, and often temporarily paralysing illness into a day-to-day trial. The levels of MS are various, in some ways, my mother is, for want of a better word, ‘lucky’ – an odd word for what the body of an MS sufferer has to endure so although it will be a tough month I am very much looking forward to raising as much as I can.”

The event will feature talks from Help for Heroes and MS Society representatives and Holly herself will sing as part of the evening’s entertainment.

There will also be a two-course gourmet buffet, a charity auction, a raffle and music from Mike Holloway and the HMV Band and many local businesses are supporting the efforts with sponsorship and raffle prizes, including Wenlock Spring Water Ltd, Tents and Marquees Ltd and Toot Sweets.

For more information about the event, to buy tickets, or to sponsor Holly for her Three Peaks challenge contact Holly Robinson:
By phone: 07861 371 113
By email: [email protected]
Or Sponsorship Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChallengeHolly
 

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