"On a cold and dreary February day over a bottle of Prosecco, our daughter Freya's cheerleading and tumble coaches convinced me that I should train to become a 'flyer' for the Rebellion Allstars cheerleading senior open squad they planned to take to a UK competition in 2018. I thought they were stark raving bonkers and the only way I could consider doing this would be to think of someone to inspire me!
I did not have to look very far, as a very dear friend and ex-colleague had encouraged me to live life to the fullest and not to care what anyone thought. This gentle giant of a man with a wicked sense of humour was hit a little over a year ago with the shocking diagnosis of motor neurone disease. It rocked his world and that of everyone around him.
I vowed that day that I would find a way to raise money for Guernsey Motor Neurone LBG, but it would have to be something big that would take me well outside my comfort zone. Then, as if by magic, this opportunity fell into my lap - and the rest is history.
On 8 May 2017 I attended my first training session with the Rebellion Allstars Cheerleading Squad. They had me doing things I had not done since I was a child! Running (so not my thing), cartwheels, handstands and forward rolls! They also got me to stunt for the first time ever! I did this without crying like a baby and only squealed once on the way down!
Then on the morning of 9 May 2017 it was suggested that I 'fly' in public for the first time at the Liberation Day celebrations on the Albert Pier alongside Freya and her team-mates. With only one training session behind me I got out there and did it in front of a huge crowd!
Please keep an eye on my Facebook page, which for the duration of this journey I have made public for weekly videos and pictures of the training progress. My Liberation Day stunting was captured on video and will be shared via Facebook once I have reached the £200 fundraising mark.
I have asked many friends, family and total strangers to help raise awareness and as much money as possible for Guernsey Motor Neurone by either handing donations to me or collecting sponsorship/donations using a form."
We say good luck to Charlotte and look forward to news of the 2018 UK competition!