Did someone say Mount Fuji, no but Simone did?

by Simone Crombie in Tokyo, Japan

 Fundraising on behalf of

Comic Relief 2024

Did someone say Mount Fuji, no but Simone did?

Total raised £565

Gift Aid
+ est. £107.75
£3,000 target 40 days left
18% 33 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th May 2024 at 11:00am

I am looking to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves in probably the biggest challenge that I have ever faced.


My name is Simone, I work in the Comms and Engagement Team in Customer Care based in Newcastle and my career spans over 21 years (I started when I was 5 if anyone asks though) 😉

I have supported Flying Start for many years, from selling hot chocolates, cakes, old merchandise and crockery, most recently phones and not the digital kind , anything really that we could get our hands on or that was not bolted down. 

Last year we set our Customer Care target for £30K and the creativity and passion has really shone through with many champions across our area choosing to get involved in all sorts of ways. I am so proud and watching this unfold has been very heartwarming to see.

As I set that target and lead this from a Global capacity, it does makes sense that I contribute towards this ambitious but very achievable target and as my husband says, I don't do things by halves, so here goes. 

So, Mount Fuji it is in September on my dads birthday, who I lost very sadly last year. I figured that it would be something that he would have definitely whispered that I could do with a bit of focus, a lot of training 🤣 and surely I will be that little bit closer to him being that high! 

So in a nutshell, that is my story, very short but hopefully enough info to draw you in so anything you can afford to donate would be most gratefully. Every single £1 counts.

Thank you in advance

Simone x

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