Kelly From Albany House Smashes Her Targets For Charity!

March 18th, 2024

When Management Accountant, Kelly Wallwork, found out last year that her husband has advanced secondary liver cancer, she decided to set herself a couple of challenges to raise money for two charities which have given them both a lot of support. 

Not only did she complete both challenges, but amazingly she raised thousands of pounds more than she had anticipated. Brewers were thrilled to donate £500 to each incredible charity and support Kelly’s efforts.

In September 2023, Kelly undertook the lengthy 57-km walk from Polegate to Hove Park. ‘It took about 14 hours to complete. It was a hot day and having Seven Sisters to tackle quite early on made it even more of a challenge.’ 

In total she raised £2,175 for Shine Cancer Support which was 725% over the initial target to raise £300. ‘The charity offers support for people with cancer in their 20s, 30s and 40s and being a smaller charity they were extremely grateful.

Then in February this year, she ran the Brighton Half Marathon in an impressive 2 hours and 37 minutes. Currently, Kelly has raised £1,190 for Macmillan Cancer Support which is 396% over the initial £300 target.

She said: ‘Although a half marathon is a much shorter distance compared to the previous challenge, I am not a natural runner and it required more training to prepare for this event. It also meant training over the winter in all weather conditions and getting up early most Saturday mornings to fit it all in. I was very pleased that the rain didn’t start until I was in the pub enjoying a roast dinner afterwards though!

Kelly added: ‘I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has donated, they are both great charities to support and I have been touched by everyone’s generosity. Brewers has been incredibly supportive and I would like to thank all of my colleagues for their ongoing support.’