Kind-hearted staffers at Winning Moves are planning a marathon peak-climbing challenge to raise charity cash in memory of a former colleague.
The eight women from the company are doing the Welsh 3 Peaks challenge – climbing three mountains in one day – as a fundraiser for charity Sarcoma UK.
The friend and co-worker Alana Duncan, a project manager for more than seven years at the company, tragically passed nine months after being diagnosed with Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer, at the tender age of 32.
Winning Moves’ global marketing manager Claire Simon said: “Alana was such a massive part of Winning Moves (and the industry) and she will forever be remembered for her love for life, her hardworking nature and her iconic, cheeky laugh. Alana brightened up everyone’s days with her positive attitude and kindness to all. She was always the first on the dancefloor at any event and brought fun to every situation. Everyone at Winning Moves has felt the loss in some way or another.
“In memory of Alana, right of the Winning Moves girls are doing the Welsh 3 Peaks challenge to raise money for Sarcoma UK. The challenge involves climbing three mountains in 24 hours (including a 2.30am start in the dark with head torches, to reach the peak of Snowdon for sunrise). The girls hope to raise more than £5,000 towards this charity, to help it make further progress so more loved ones don’t have to go through losing someone to this awful disease.”
The eight, pictured here with Alana (who is fourth from right, at the front) are Claire Simon, Kelly Gunstone, Amy Sheridan, Jenny Lau, Nicky Fenn, Karen McNamara, Rachel Corrigan and Ellie Henderson.
You can support them in their efforts by going to justgiving.com/3peaksforalana