In May 2014 Alexene Nellist, Diversity and Development officer at WYCRC, completed an unbelievable coast to coast walk alongside her sister Ashleigh and best friend Kim, walking from Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay, and finally ending in Scarborough. This 13 day walk covered a staggering 209 miles, and raised over £2,013.00 for Sport and Comic Relief. Comic and Sport Relief are charities close to Alexene’s heart, due to the fun memories she has of raising money at school, and watching the charity show every year on TV. In addition, the fact that a Comic Relief funded project is never more than 30 miles away from every person inspires Alexene further.
Over the last few years Alexene has co-ordinated bake sales and tombolas for staff members at WYCRC, a passion which she shares with her sister Ashleigh, who also hosts a number of Comic and Sport relief events at her home town of Scarborough. The sisters further held a fashion show last year also which raised an amazing £1,853.00.
The group’s hard work and dedication to the charity has not gone unnoticed, and on Tuesday the 10th of March they had the honour of attending a celebration event for fundraisers and supporters of Comic Relief, at 10 Downing Street! Rubbing shoulders with the likes of David and Samantha Cameron, Emma Freud and David Tennant, the ladies got to share their inspirational charity work.
Staff at WYCRC have supported Alexene’s charity work and are very proud of her achievements. Alexene says “I’d like to give a huge thank you to all West Yorkshire CRC staff for the continued support and for always putting their hand in their pockets, for Comic and Sport relief, when I’ve asked!”