Turning 50 is a milestone to be celebrated!

Shelle has decided to make her 51st year one to remember. July 2021 sees her launching an initiative to complete ‘50 Challenges at 50‘, all in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. 

You can challenge her and donate via the JustGiving page here. 

“My family have travelled a difficult path with Dementia; it’s an awful disease, which robs people of their dignity, their relationships, and their soul, and there is currently no cure.

  • Dementia (including Alzheimer’s) is now the number one cause of death in the UK
  • For every four cancer researchers, there is only one dementia researcher in the UK and worldwide
  • The annual cost of Dementia to the UK economy is circa £26bn, which is greater than the cost of cancer and heart disease put together

    “Research is absolutely critical to improving our future, and those of our children. Hence, I’ve chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK to be my charity partner for this initiative.”

    *I reserve the right to refuse a challenge. I may adapt a challenge to make it affordable and/or achievable.

    “What will you challenge me to do?”

    #17 Keeping Heineken 0% in business

    #17 Keeping Heineken 0% in business

    Having quite comfortably completed Dry January in, well, January this year, I thought giving up alcohol for a month would be a breeze. But things are different now. In January, I wasn't really going out much. In January, I wasn't seeing friends. In January, life was a...

    #16 80% women, 20% men

    #16 80% women, 20% men

    I'm sure that's not quite the application that Pareto had in mind when he identified the 80/20 rule, but I'm employing some creative licence here (again), as it summed up my experience of attending a singles night. (I've noticed that various challenges from my friends...

    #15 Chubby bunnies

    #15 Chubby bunnies

    I wondered how long it would take before an eating challenge would come along. I mean, any self-respecting fundraising challenge involves trying to fit too many of some kind of food in your mouth, right? Jaz Hall and her Chubby Bunny challenge to the rescue! This...

    #14 Bring on the suds!

    #14 Bring on the suds!

    You'd think that doing the washing up before going to bed at night would be easy, right? Like, why on earth am I even talking about it? And, where's the challenge here? Well, I'm generally quite a tidy person but I'm intrinsically quite lazy (I blame my Mum!) So, it's...

    #13 Embrace the fuzz

    #13 Embrace the fuzz

    I do love a simple challenge. One that doesn’t cost me any money to complete, and doesn’t take huge amounts of planning! My friend Jayne was having a pedicure one day, and messaged to say she’d thought of a good challenge for me. How did I fancy going a month without...

    #12 Treat people with kindness

    #12 Treat people with kindness

    Good advice that, isn’t it. From the first time I heard this Harry Styles song in 2019, I’ve loved it. Then I somehow caught the video on social media and thought it was really cool. THEN I happened to see the choreographer breaking down the dance routine on a TV...