Trio’s epic challenge

Nathan Davies (left), Sally Kelly and Danny Brown who are set to take part in a unique pentathlon over the next four months. Picture: Malcolm Billingham S0186MB
Nathan Davies (left), Sally Kelly and Danny Brown who are set to take part in a unique pentathlon over the next four months. Picture: Malcolm Billingham S0186MB
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A TRIO of big-hearted fundraisers are taking on a series of epic challenges to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Sally Kelly, Danny Brown and Nathan Davies - who are calling themselves The Yorkshire Puddings - are attempting to complete a unique set of tasks over the next four months, which will include a marathon in Paris, a coast to coast cycle ride and a skydive.

Sally, 30, from Mexborough, her partner Danny, 40, and nephew Nathan, 18, are attempting to raise £3000 for the Children with Cancer UK charity.

Danny said: “It’s a big challenge but we are all up for it. We decided to do it because it is hard.

“Children with cancer face difficulties every morning they wake up, so we want to challenge ourselves. It is nothing compared to what these kids and their families have to go through.”

The trio kicked off their fundraising trail in February when they completed a 13 mile trek over rough terrain at Crinkle Crags in the Lake District.

Their next challenge will be a 1000ft abseil down and along a rock face at The Devil’s Gorge in North Wales on March 24, followed by the Paris Marathon on April 15, and a coast-to-coast cycle ride between Bridlington and Blackpool on May 5.

They intend to finish their epic challenge with a skyidve from 12, 000 feet on June 16.

The three of them also aim to squeeze in other fundraising stunts inbetween training for each task.

Danny said: “We have fancy dress costumes, such as a big pink bunny and stormtrooper outfits, which we have worn during collection days, and I might wear the bunny suit on some of the challenges.

“We held a fundraiser in Parkgate recently and managed to raise a few hundred quid.

“We’ll be organising some, including one in Mexborough, as we go along.

“So if anyone would like to sponsor us we would be very grateful for their help.”

The trio are also inviting any parent who has a child with cancer to get involved with the fundraising.

Danny said: “If they would like to join us on the final leg of the cycle ride for example or would like to help us raise funds, then please get in touch.”

To donate, visit facebook.com/YorkshirePuddings or email puddingspentathlon@gmail.com