Alice’s 100 miles in May in aid of Breast Cancer Now
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A YORK College student from Holmpton has set herself a mammoth challenge in the month of May to raise money for charity.
Alice Bullock, 20, is aiming to walk over 100 miles for the charity Breast Cancer Now which is a charity that she says her, and her family hold very close to their hearts.
Alice told the Gazette: “Me and my family hold this charity very close to our hearts, so I am extremely proud to be doing my little part to help fundraise for this horrible illness which affects so many families!”
Her task starts on May 1 and will run right through until the end of the month ending on May 31. To hit her target, she will need to be walking at least 10,000 steps a day.
Alice commented: “Alongside others, I am currently raising money for the charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’. I am doing this by challenging myself to walk 100 miles in May, I am going to attempt to hit 10,000 steps each day which will be equivalent to 150 miles at the end of the month.” Alice will be primarily doing her challenge in York while she is finishing her studies for the year although she will continue her daily step count in the local area when she returns home. She said: “I will be walking in and around York as I’m based here for university as well as Holmpton when I come home.”
Her fundraising has already gone way above the original target of £150 and Alice couldn’t be more appreciative of everyone that has donated so far, she said: “I have raised just over £400 up to now thanks to everyone’s generous donations! My original target was £150 which we passed within the first few hours! I believe even the smallest of donations or support can help immensely!”
To donate to Alice’s fundraiser, search for ‘Alice’s Walk 100 Miles fundraiser for Breast Cancer’ on Facebook.