A CANCER survivor from Corwen has continued her incredible fundraising streak by raising around £12,000 for charity during 2023.

Ali Alcock was diagnosed with cervical cancer nine years ago and went on to endure a five-month battle.

Every year since then, the social worker has set out on a mission to support the Macmillan Cancer Support charity which had her back throughout that difficult journey. 

During 2023 alone, 46-year-old Ali has collected around £12,000 for the charity.

That takes her total tally raised down the years to an incredible £73,000.

On December 16, Ali held a 'Grab a Grand' cash prize draw which saw people pay £10 to enter for a chance of winning the money.

A live draw was then made via Facebook to determine a random lucky winner and it was Linda Greulich from Denbigh who took home the cash.

That was the biggest prize Ali has handed out so far via her 'Big C' campaign and was donated to her via Dragon Drilling.

Ali said: "Dragon Drilling donated it to me to use as a prize. I was trying to double it by doing a prize draw but haven’t quite achieved that but made over £1,000 in sales so one lucky person will win a £1,000 and Macmillan will also receive this sum.

"This year to date, I have raised approximately £12,000 - taking my total over seven years of fundraising up to £73,000!"

Ali added: "Andrea and Geoff Ellison of Dragon Drilling generously donated £1,000 as a cash prize, but they also support me in all I do all year round which is truly appreciated.

"This is the biggest prize I’ve ever had to give out. The winner was Linda Greulich and the two runners up, who both won Christmas hampers, were Jana Coker and Jen Whelan.

"I'd like to say a mahoosive thank you to all those who have supported my cause over the seven years and especially this year as with the cost of living crisis I know how difficult it is for everyone.

"Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year to all!"

Among Ali's other fundraisers for Macmillan held in 2023 was a talent show.

Meanwhile, her fundraising efforts throughout last year (2022) saw her raise over £21,000 for the charity and she was spurred on further by the death of her beloved cousin, Mark 'Weeksy' Weeks, of Johnstown, Wrexham who lost his battle with a terminal brain tumour in September 2021.