First Choice pair get training for charity

First Choice Group customer service manager, Clare Romeo, and parts centre operative, Ian Gould, are taking on charity challenges.

First Choice Group’s new customer service manager Clare Romeo will be at Moel Famau on 19 November to take part in Boxers and Bikinis, a fundraising trek in underwear along one of Wales’s most exposed hillsides.

Established last year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief, Romeo said the 562metre walk is a challenge worth taking.

“My friend Alex Egan established the event last year and it raised such an amount of money that Macmillan actually approached her for it to continue as a fundraiser for them,” she said.

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“Although I’m expecting it to be mighty cold I am sure it will be very good fun. At the end of the day we’re raising money to help and support Macmillan in their caring for people, making sure that no-one faces cancer alone and that cancer sufferers, their family and friends are looked after. That’s all the motivation I need.”

Romeo has set up her own Just Giving fundraising page for people who would like to support her and contribute. You can access it here.

Separately, the spares firm’s parts-centre operative, Ian Gould, will run 10km (6.2miles) – around the Chasewater reservoir on 26 November  in support of national charity Diabetes UK.

As a diabetic himself, Gould knows the trials and tribulations of living with the condition and is keen to do his bit to help boost research into finding a cure.

“Fitness certainly helps my diabetes so this 10km run seemed a logical thing to do,” he said.

“Living with the condition changes your life forever. Your diet, the way you look at food and what you eat becomes controlling. I have to inject myself three times daily and carry out at least six tests on my blood sugar daily too.”

The 43 year-old has previously completed several mountain bike fundraisers, including a 56mile-ride, to raise money in support of diabetes research.

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