I have a confession to make...

This time last year, I wasn't looking forward to the Big Lift. I'd put in my application, been accepted, and even seen my bus companions at the information night. But I'm antisocial. I don't make friends. I was dreading it. Well, I'm not going to spoil anything, but I wouldn't be here if it hadn't gone better than I could have hoped.

The Big Lift is my sliced bread, or "when the Fire Nation attacked"; everything worth saying that happens is afterwards and owing something to it. Part of it is making a tangible difference in communities that need it, and part of it is the solidarity among Lifters and the can-do attitude. But the Big Lift doesn't come in parts.

I've had the privilege of working with this year's CROPS organising, fundraising and preparing to make this The Best Lift, and we have every intention of making that the case. Pack warm and get hype. #TBL2014 #doesntevenwatchthatshow #juicyjay #magicmatt #sarahsquared #richsquared #everythingisnegotiate #whitebus

By Dragon Juggernaut John