Im doing what?!

Im doing what?!

Guys I am dyinggggg!!!!  I didn’t know when or how to share my exciting news but I think Approach with Coffee is the perfect way to let you all know my news.  This is a off the cuff, random, non structured post but I couldn’t hold it in any longer I needed to tell people!

So Tuesday afternoon I received the most exciting email in work – congratulating me on getting accepted on the “Walk the talk challenge trekking The Great Wall of China!”  Over 640 people put applications in and I was chosen!  This September I will make my way to China with 34 other people that I’ve never met but will hopefully finish the challenge calling friends.  Im petrified but i’m so so ready for a challenge and this will be the biggest most scariest challenging thing i’ve ever done.  If you aren’t familiar with my story please go over to my Anxiety posts and catch up so you understand how much of a challenge this is for me.

I have lots of training to do in readiness for the big trek and I have lots of fund raising to do as well.  Im aiming to raise £4000.00 for Mental Health UK so if you have a spare penny or pound throw it in my direction!

I dont have much information at the moment as I’ve only just found out I was accepted, I want to document the whole experience on here so will share my progress, any fund raising events etc I have planned when I’ve got my head around it all.  At present all I really know is that its this September and its a 5 day trek, I have a launch meeting this month and should have much more information off the back of it, then I know I have a training weekend in June and thats somewhere in the Peak district!

Anyone that knows me well will understand how difficult this is going to be, from travelling on my own with no-one I know, to being in a foreign country with people that don’t understand my triggers or coping methods, down to trekking all them bloody miles each day and being the only person in China that doesn’t like Chinese food!  But I’m determined to absolutely smash this trek!

For anyone that is able and wants to sponsor me you can do so by clicking here or you can text; MHUK86 £2 to 70070 and that will add £2 onto your phone bill as a one off donation.

Watch this space for further updates and my training progress – my Fitbit won’t know whats hit it!!  I am terrified and excited all at the same time, I feel like this is going to be a life changing experience for me!

Thank you in advance to anyone thats able to sponsor me, if you aren’t able to donate sharing my Justgiving page on social media will help reach others and I would really appreciate that.




  1. Rhys
    February 14, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    I am incredibly proud Jade! You will smash it and im ready to support you all the way! Bring it on! Your a real inspiration
    Rhys x

    • approachwithcoffee
      February 14, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      I couldn’t do it without you Rhys! I love you lots xxx 🖤

  2. Ashleigh
    February 14, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Wooohoooooo!! So so proud (1 out of 35 mind!!!) and yes this is going to be totally life changing for you. What a challenge but I have no doubt you’ll smash it and I’ll suport you all the way through as will so many others. Love you! Xx

  3. Kim Reynolds
    February 14, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    WOW!!! Amazing news, another chapter/hurdle for you and im sure you will smash it Jade, you have great support network at home who will help you make this journey a special one, you go girl x

  4. Linda Small
    February 14, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I know how this is a massive challenge for you jade but I also know how determined you are I’m super proud if you you will smash it xxx

    • approachwithcoffee
      February 14, 2018 / 7:06 pm

      It’s terrifying but I know I can do it – it’s going to give me so much confidence and I’ll be able to raise money for a charity I’m passionate about – love you xxx

  5. Claire
    February 14, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Wow Jade!! How amazing is this journey going to be for you…another chapter and hurdle to accomplish. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of support behind you through family and friends and even new ones yet to come xxx

  6. Hayley
    February 14, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    This is unbelievable bub!! Like life changing! A challenge that you will take on whole heartedly, we are so proud of you! We’re behind you all the way, you always have our support, Im so excited for you. Love you loads xxxxxxx

  7. Katie D
    February 14, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Well done jade! Massive achievement. I’m so pleased for you. I will be donating to such a wonderful charity.

    Well done hun xx

  8. Jenna Gray
    February 14, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Amazing news!!! Well done jade. It ‘ll sure be an achievement to be very proud of and an experience you’ll never forget, enjoy 😘

  9. Robyn Davey
    February 15, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Awww im so happy and chuffed for you babes!
    You genuinely are an inspiration and you were amazing in dublin so i have no doubt youl smash this amazing opportunity! Lota of love


    • approachwithcoffee
      February 15, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks Love, Dublin was hard but I did so well didn’t I 😊 I was in great company see 😘

  10. Suki - Baffledmum
    March 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

    OMG! What amazing opportunity! X

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