Get your Game Face on

Happy Friday at last and Happy Payday weekend for most of you, whether you’re out tonight or saving yourself for tomorrow, have a good one! I’m having a quiet one this evening in preparation for the Swimathon tomorrow so MasterChef is probably about as exciting as it gets and I even declined a chocolate eclair at work today *sob*! Don’t worry, I’ll be making up for it at my local tomorrow night, I’m sure.

After what seemed a never-ending week and my last two practise swims, I’m strangely starting to feel a little bit nervous- the butterflies-in-your-stomach kind of nervous. I started my training for the Swimathon back in September and I’m aiming to complete the 200 lengths within 2 hours but obviously it’s not a race and at the end of the day, completing the challenge itself is an achievement.

The amount of sponsors and support I’ve had has been absolutely amazing and I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family tomorrow evening. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far (current donations amount to nearly £200 online and offline!) and I know I keep repeating myself (sorrysorrysorry!) but if you wish to sponsor me to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer UK, please click the link below:

http://my.artezglobal.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=411798&langPref=en-CA

The deadline for fundraising is the 30th June 2013 so there’s a plenty of time to get involved.

Donations are essential to allow the Marie Curie Nurses to continue the amazing support they provide

Donations are essential to allow the Marie Curie Nurses to continue the amazing support they provide

The work that the nurses do at Marie Curie Cancer Care UK is incredible and with our support, it will help them to provide free hands-on care and emotional support to those with terminal illnesses and their families in their own homes, right until the end.

In order for the service to remain free, donations to the charity are essential; £20 can cover one hour of nursing within a patient’s home while £3,000 covers the cost of Marie Curie’s nursing service nationally for one hour.

For more information about the work that the Marie Curie Nurses do and of course to see how your donations help to make a difference, please visit the website here.

I’m off to get a good night’s sleep, with a mental playlist in my head in readiness for tomorrow (I’m thinking a bit of Daft Punk with some Two Door Cinema Club and Rudimental, I’ll despair if I get Pitbull stuck in my head on a loop!) and I’ll keep you updated via Twitter. Follow me at @daniellestacey1 with the hashtags #swimathon #takeonachallenge and of course, my favourite #justkeepswimming.

Wish me luck!

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