TEAMtalk columnist and former England defender Danny Mills is about to set out on an epic fund-raiser to raise money for Shine - please donate.
It's going to be a very busy week for Danny Mills. You can see him on your TV screens this week in the final of Celebrity Masterchef on the BBC, and then this coming Saturday, he'll be undertaking a gruelling challenge for charity. Here's the man himself to tell you all about it...
Ten years ago, I lost my baby son, Archie to spina bifida.
To help others who are faced with the challenges of these disabilities, I became a Patron of Shine, a charity which supports individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families. I have also taken part in many fundraising activities and raised tens of thousands of pounds.
Now, 10 years since Archie passed away, I am launching the Archie Mills Memorial Challenges - a fundraising and awareness initiative to both celebrate Archie's memory and to give support and inspiration to others.
I will be taking part in many fundraising activities including a Leeds2London sporting challenge, where I will cycle over 200 miles from Leeds to London NON-STOP and then take part in the Virgin Olympic Distance Triathlon the next day.
It would be great if you could join me for my journey or for the Triathlon and raise money for Shine, or just make a donation to the cause.
All the monies donated to the Archie Mills Memorial Challenges will be spent by Shine on supporting babies and children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their parents.
Both children and parents face unimaginable challenges, particularly in the difficult years after birth when young children often face multiple surgical operations and complicated processes to control both bowel and bladder. Many also have learning challenges due to hydrocephalus.
Shine provides not only expert support when needed but a broad and supportive community of people throughout the country who can offer encouragement and share experiences.
Your support would be much appreciated.
Please visit www.justgiving.com/ArchieMills for more information and to make your donation.
Danny will be embarking on his challenge from Leeds United's Elland Road stadium at midnight on Saturday, September 22. Interested in joining him for part of the journey to Canary Wharf? Visit www.shinecharity.org.uk/leeds2london for details.