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New Venue for Sandy Cristel’s Abseil and now powerfan Parachuting

The new venue for my abseil and powerfan parachute charity event on Sunday 29th April at 1pm, is taking place at:

Brenscome Outdoor Activities Centre
Studland Road,
Corfe Castle,
Dorset, BH20 5JG

Unfortunately, the water tower at Tower Park is no longer an option for abseiling following a recent health and safety inspection by Wessex Water.  However, the new venue also offers a powerfan parachute jump, which I have eagerly signed up for, as well as doing an abseil if it’s big enough.  If not I may do the parachute jump twice – I want you to get your monies worth, seeing your local witch literally flying in the air.. and possibly having a bit of a scream lol.  All money raised will go to I have first hand knowledge of how hard this charity and their carers work as I fostered puppies a fews times last year until I got my little dog from them, and she is a diamond.

It would be great to see you there for support and if anyone would like to sponsor me, please email me.  Thank you so much.



Are you ready, set?  Then when that midnight bell chimes then grab that mouse and GO, GO, GO ……  One week of voting for Business Mother of the Year 2012 starts on Monday 16th April.  I am truly am honoured to be in the last 10 of the voting and I am really counting on you to get me to the final 3 (who will attend the Award Ceremony at Langtry Manor in Bournemouth) … Oh PLLLEEAASE give me an excuse to buy a beautiful sparkly evening dress!!! hehehe

The voting link is below:

It really is all up to you guys now – you have all got me this far – it would be a real shame to fall at the last fence.  I really do appreciate your support.






























Alternatively you can vote by text or phone:  My unique four digit number is: 0519
By Phone:  Simply dial 0901 151 0519
By Text: Send your text to 80360.
Start the messaage with BUSINESSMUM then leave a space, followed by the four digits under the finalist of your choice – mine is 0519
Calls cost no more than 51p Per Call from a BT Landline. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more. Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Telephone and text voting lines close 22/04/2012 at 23:59:59PM. For full terms visit Terms. Service Provided by Newsquest Media Group. All normal Daily Echo rules apply, available on request. In the event of a tie-break and independent panel of judges will choose the overall winner.
Thank you again :)

Sponsored Abseil down Mannings Heath Water Tower in Poole

Yes it is true, I may be a quirky, crazy chick but its all for charity, and well, why not?  I haven’t done anything nutty for a while and this should keep me going :)

Since yesterday I have already raised £52.00 and hoping that more people will sponsor me.  The money is going towards Pound Puppies Charity, where I got my little rescue dog, Gemma, from.  The charity works tirelessly rescuing, not just puppies but dogs that have been ill treated and neglected, including those used in puppy farms (like my little one was).

I will be doing at least 1 abseil from Mannings Heath Water Tower, Calluna Road (near Tower Park), Poole, on Sunday 29th April from 11am.  If you are at a loose end – why don’t you come down and hear me scream as I swing aimlessly pondering the meaning of life hehehe … would be lovely to have your support…. feeling scared is an understatement but the excitement of it far outweighs the fear.

Thank you again for your support.  If anyone would like to sponsor me, please email me


Photo credit: © Copyright Chris Downer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Semi Finals of Dorsets Business Mother of the Year 2012

Can you believe it!  Firstly I was nominated then I made it through to the Semi Finals of Dorset’s Business Mother of the Year 2012 run by Venus Women Awards.

Today I was invited to go to the beautiful Langtry Manor Hotel and give a 1 minute speech on film about who I am and what I do.  I was absolutely fine until the filming began… then the nerves kicked in big time.  Tara, who is running the Venus Awards, was really lovely and deserves a medal herself for her patience.   I really hope they don’t show my bloopers – they were BIG ones.  All in all it was a fantastic day, Spring Equinox is fresh in the air and the weather was absolutely beautiful.

It certainly was a life experience I will never forget.  It would be lovely to make it to the Finals but if not, then it isn’t meant to be – besides the working mothers I did chat to were all wonderful and all so deserving – I don’t think there really can be just one winner.

Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter pages for updates.  I should hear in a week or so if I made it through to the Finals.  Fingers and toes crossed.

Scary photos below……

Sandy Cristel - Semi Finalist for Dorsets Business Mother of the Year 2012

Semi Finalists for Dorsets Business Mother of the Year 2012