For the last few weeks I’ve been on an amazing adventure.
It started with trek through the mountains of Vietnam in aid of Marie Curie, a charity I’m proud to be an ambassador for. It was my second charity trek, and once again I met some amazing people, those who had lost loved ones at the Marie Curie Cardiff & Vale Hospice, others who work for the charity, and some trekkers who were just looking to challenge themselves. After 8 days of walking through jungles, up mountains and past remote villages all our feet were tired, and mine were covered in blisters! But the pain was worth it as we raised more than £100,000 to help care for people with terminal illnesses and their families.
After saying goodbye to our fellow trekkers in Hanoi, my husband I then travelled to Laos for the next leg of our journey. Here we would be filming elephants for an exhibition I’m working on that will be launched next year.
I first met elephants close up when volunteering at a sanctuary in Thailand five years ago and since then it has been my Passion Project to make a documentary about the plight of these amazing creatures in the tourist trade, where they often abused and maltreated. The documentary will be form part of the exhibition, which I’ll be able to tell you more about in a few months time.
I hope that’s whet your appetite! And to keep you going I’ll leave you with a photo of me and one of my favourite creatures.