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.
“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.