Folks, for some stupid reason I have volunteered to take part in the New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, taking place on the 9th September 2017. This will entail climbing 100 floors in the 400 Poydras Tower in New Orleans wearing full Bunker Gear and an SCBA (but not, thankfully. 'on air').
Now, at 57 years old, with a bad hip and knees, this was daunting enough. But now I find out that, as there aren't 110 floors in the Tower, we have to go up and down three times to achieve this. Madness !!!!
Anyway, I am asking for sponsorship to raise money for two worthwhile charities.
ALL MONEY RAISED WILL BE SPLIT EQUALLY AND DONATED TO THESE TWO FINE CAUSES.
The first is The Louisiana Heroes Project that provides support for First Responders, Military and Veterans here in Louisiana ( www.louisianaheroesproject.com ).
The second is The Firefighters Charity in the UK ( www.firefighterscharity.org.uk ) which provides support to British Firefighters. A cause more relevant than ever after the recent Grenfell Tower Block fire in London.
Your support in this fundraising event would be gratefully appreciated. I would suggest that you can either sponser me by the floor, or just as a total.
To be honest, I'm not sure how well I'm going to do, but I can guarantee I will give it my best shot.