Victoria Humphries

Victoria Humphries

50at50

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My story

[p]As I approach my 50th birthday I have decided to set myself 50 challenges. The plan is to do all of them over two years – the year leading up to my 50th in September 2020 and the year of my 50th; potentially a little ambitious but I’m going to give it a go! [/p][p]Take a look at my [url=http://www.50at50.org.uk/]website [/url]for more information[/p][p]There is another very important reason why I want to do these challenges – I want to try to raise as much money as possible for 4 amazing charities. All of them have a particular connection to me and as I found it impossible to choose between them, I have decided to share any monies raised.[/p][p][b]Julian House[/b] - [url=https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/]www.julianhouse.org.uk -[/url] Bath, like many cities around the UK, has a number of homeless people on the streets - all there for different reasons. Julian House not only provides food and shelter but also runs a variety of other services such as work experience and training. I am particularly interested in the work that Julian House does around domestic abuse – an issue that is still all too often a taboo subject and frequently the cause of homelessness amongst women. Their [url=https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/projects-and-services/domestic-abuse/freedom-programme.htm]Freedom Programme[/url] is just amazing and recently they have launched a programme specifically for young people ([url=https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/projects-and-services/domestic-abuse/the-crush.htm]The Crush[/url]).[/p][p][b]Fight for Sight (researching Keratoconus)[/b] - [url=https://www.fightforsight.org.uk/about-the-eye/a-z-eye-conditions/keratoconus/]www.fightforsight.org.uk/about-the-eye/a-z-eye-conditions/keratoconus[/url] - this is a charity that is particularly close to my heart as I was diagnosed with Keratoconus in my late 20s. It is a horrible condition and can really be really debilitating. In 2009 I had CXL (Corneal Cross Linking) done in one eye which has helped and my brilliant optician has sourced some contacts that have really improved my quality of life, however it is still a condition that is rarely focussed on and the long term prognosis isn’t great as my eyes are getting worse. The more research that we can fund into Keratoconus the better. Below is something that I wrote in 2016 which gives you an idea of what life with Keratoconus is like:[/p][p][i]No-one really knows how much it affects me. I always have to sit at the front of a room in order to read what's being displayed - I often still can't read it and have to lean forward and squint. How self conscious do I feel? I look like a goody goody who wants to be near the teacher/presenter! I always have red eyes and people are often asking me if I had a good night out or am I OK? I just laugh and come up with some excuse. I can't wear decent eye makeup. I can't wear glasses as my vision is useless with them so most people don't realise I have keratoconus. My contacts get 'stuck' in my eye and it can take 15 mins of sheer agony to try to get them out at night-time. I don't like driving somewhere I don't know at night as I have double vision. I always have to have spare contacts, solution, glasses & a mirror in a bag wherever I go. My husband and son have to put up with my irrational moods when I'm having a bad eye day. I am really scared about the future.[/i][/p][p][b]The Brain Tumour Charity [/b]- [url=https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/]www.thebraintumourcharity.org[/url] - my young cousin Alex has a paediatric brain tumour and this charity is doing amazing research into these types of tumour which historically have not benefited from as much research as other types of tumour.[/p][p][b]Teenage Cancer Trust [/b]- [url=https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/]www.teenagecancertrust.org[/url] - my brother and sister-in-law's granddaughter also has a brain tumour but being over 16 is considered an adult by the NHS. This charity funds specialist teenage cancer wards for 13-24 year olds so that they can be treated in an environment where they feel more at home than in a traditional children's or adult ward.[/p][p]Please give as generously as you can and don’t forget Gift Aid - thank you![/p]

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Supporters


Mar 23, 2021

Victoria - on behalf of Daisy

My wonderful goddaughter, Daisy, asked me to make a donation on her behalf in lieu of a birthday present - thank you Daisy for being so generous x

£10.00

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Mar 16, 2021

Worm Oliver

What a fabulous way to mark your 50th!! Well done you. Very inspirational.

£50.00

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Mar 15, 2021

Arril Johnson

You've got a special energy and attitude and know exactly how to use it ... :-)

£100.00

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Mar 11, 2021

Ollie - Enterprise Orchard

Wow, love this and hats off to you Victoria. Raising money for some truly amazing causes. Best of luck for the rest of your challenges, I'm sure you will inspire many others to do stuff outside of their comfort zones. From Enterprise Orchard

£15.00


Mar 5, 2021

Claire Pearson

What a totally brilliant thing to do Victoria! One inspiring lady! I absolutely love this! Xx

£10.00

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Mar 4, 2021

Alex and Nick Whiting

Such admiration for you Victoria. You lead and we follow! X

£50.00


Mar 4, 2021

Anonymous

Brrrrr. Sleep well tonight!

£100.00

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Mar 3, 2021

Mary Lewis

Good luck both of you!

£20.00

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Mar 3, 2021

Helen starkey

Go for it Richtea... x

£15.00

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Mar 3, 2021

Mirce

Keep going and inspiring younger generations as your mum did. Please never give up plan to conquer Kilimanjaro and your are more than welcome to join me for my 75@75 Safari trip to Kenya. With a warm hug, from a safe distance, Mirce from MIRCE Akademy !!!

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