Final activity in epic year of challenges

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A Morpeth family are daring to dream that they can double their initial fund-raising target as they prepare to do their final 15 in 15 challenge.

Sisters Charlotte Woodcock and Rachel McBryde, with support from mum Pam, other family members and friends, have pushed themselves to the limit in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of their father, former Castle Morpeth Council chief planning officer Tony Woodcock.

The 15th activity is the Boxing Day Dip at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

When the epic fund-raiser was announced, the team said they were hoping to raise £15,000 for the charity.

But it has captured the imagination of the public to a greater extent than they expected and after receiving a £2,000 boost this week – £1,750 from Silvermoor Haylage after it sold special hay bales and £250 from a supplier that Charlotte works with – the total has now gone over £28,000.

Charlotte said: “The Boxing Day Dip will be fun compared to some of the other challenges we have undertaken this year.

“The support has been overwhelming and with the latest donations, we think that £30,000 may now be possible.”

The other challenges that have been completed are as follows: The 11k Morpeth Road Race, Woodcock Wander on the Simonside Hills, Run Northumberland half marathon, The Allendale Challenge, Ironman Majorca, Cleveland Sprint Triathlon, Great North Swim, QE2 Sprint Triathlon, Ride London, Great North Bike Ride, Great North Run, Gung-Ho! challenge in Newcastle, Ironman Barcelona and the Newcastle MoRun in Newcastle.

To make a donation, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/15in15