WHAT a year of fundraising it's been for an intrepid Denbighshire woman.

From conquering her fear of heights to stripping off for a calendar, it's certainly been a year to remember for Corwen's Ali Alcock.

And from all of her amazing efforts, Ali has managed to raise £21,000 for a hugely worthy cause.

Ali has been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past six years and this year has seen her take part in 'The Big C Part 6 challenge'.

"I’m so chuffed and proud to say I have had another record breaking year of fundraising with yet another personal best, a 'mahoosive' £21,000 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support!

"The fact we have achieved this with the cost of living crisis is absolutely overwhelming!

"It has been hard work and I have continuously been doing this for the whole year, but I'm so, so pleased!"

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Ali's fundraising efforts have been spurred on after the death of her beloved cousin, Mark 'Weeksy' Weeks, of Johnstown, near Wrexham, who lost his courageous battle with a terminal brain tumour in September 2021.

Fittingly, she reached the £20,000-mark for this year on the anniversary week of Mark's death.

In the first four years of her fundraising venture, she raised £5,000 per year, but she upped the ante in 2021 by raising £20,000.

She has even topped that this year thanks to plenty of amazing activities.

Earlier this year, a Kit Off for Cancer calendar was published and Ali is looking to sell more of them before the end of 2022.

A seven-day challenge over the summer focused on most of this year's fundraising activities.

As part of the week, Ali - who’s terrified of heights - looked to conquer her fears with a 10-minute wing-walk as a plane was doing aerobatics!


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She also completed a 15,000 ft skydive, did a hike up Snowdon, held a charity race night in Chirk, in addition to charity football matches.

More recently, an auction of promises raised in the region of £800.

"I have also recently been featured in both My Weekly and Good Housekeeping magazines for my fundraising efforts," added Ali.

"In six years of fundraising I have raised just over £60,000!"

Planning is already underway for fundraising in 2023!

Ali added she would like to thank her main sponsors Ifor Williams Trailers, Dragon Drilling and Vintage Home Styles Emporium.