OK, as most of you at the club know, Geraint (PJ user: dark_recess) has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma (a form of cancer) and is undergoing treatment at the University of Wales Hospital in Heath, Cardiff.
He is keeping in good spirits and all are confident of a swift recovery, although he is understandably upset at not being able to attend training
Anyways, myself and other members of staff at Blacks (where Geraint also works) have decided to organize a charity walk in Geraint's honor. He is an avid fan of the outdoors and in fact was in the middle of ascending Pen Y Fan (highest mountain in South Wales for the city folk) when he was rushed home by his father and taken to hospital.
The walk will be 110 miles in total from Blacks, opposite Cardiff Castle to Brecon and back in 3 days ( ! ). All money made from the walk will go directly to Cancer Research UK. Geraint is happy that the walk be performed in his honour and is determined to be well enough to watch us set off from the Castle. The walk will be from 10th-12th March (so unfortunately i will be missing the Judo nationals in Birmingham but hey, its for a good cause).
I know all of you lovely boys and girls will give generously to the charity and wish Geraint a rapid recovery. To donate either pop into Blacks, Millets, Freespirit or Kudos stores in Cardiff (if possible) or head on over to
to donate electronically. Doing it through the website also allows justgiving.com to claim back UK tax and adds a further 28% to any donations made!
If anybody would like any extra information, or if any club members wish to pay Geraint a visit drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
and i'll provide you with the necessary details.
Thanks for reading this and get well soon G!