Zip wires and tutus

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On a typical Sunday, you’ll usually find me enjoying the Sunday papers with a cup of tea in hand. This weekend, I’ll be abandoning my normal lie-in to launch myself across the Manchester Ship Canal on a 250m zip line – all in aid of the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal.

We’ve worked with Genesis for over five years and it’s a charity that’s incredibly close to all our hearts. We’ve seen first-hand its amazing work and commitment to creating a future without breast cancer.

However, at Peppermint, we’re not content to sit back and simply shout about the fundraising initiatives Genesis has undertaken – we like to get involved as well! This year alone, seven members of the team have taken part in the Great Manchester Run; we’ve packed bags at the local supermarket for loose change and we’ve also given the Genesis Tranquillity Garden a green-fingered make-over.

When the opportunity to take part in the sponsored ‘zip wire’ arose, I couldn’t help but get involved. And so this weekend, I’ll be making the descent from the 30m high tower of the Imperial War Museum to the Lowry Gallery to help raise money.

Now we don’t normally use the blog to plug our work, but if you do have any spare shrapnel in your pockets, I’d be thrilled if you could visit my Just Giving page. All money raised will help support clinical research and training into prevention, screening and early diagnosis at Genesis’ purpose built breast cancer prevention centre.

Photos of the event will follow and if you want to spot me, I’ll be the one in the pink tutu, screaming all the way down!