As you may have (ahem) notice, this year marks the centenary of the first women winning the vote. It also happens to be my half centenary and I wanted to mark it by fundraising for a cause very close to my heart.

To help with the fundraising, I walked 50 miles along the Thames Path over my birthday and am now doing the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

Fawcett works tirelessly to keep women's rights high on the agenda even in the darkest days. The news speaks for itself - their work is not yet done, and they have forever been strapped for cash. So please do donate to mark this important year - for us all!

PS extra respect from me if you can identify the t-shirt models in the picture! Katherine Rake