A WHITCHURCH woman is set to follow in her sister’s footsteps and take on a huge trek to raise awareness for people living with breast cancer.

Hayley Alldridge works for the Marches Academy Trust across north Shropshire and Shrewsbury, and is a keen runner with some impressive races under her belt, including completing the Lap Windermere 2023 in 31-degree heat.

She also organizes the hugely popular Whitchurch 10k and is now joining her little sister Kim Docherty in completing the Coppafeel 100km trek in the Yorkshire Dales in May 2024 and is looking for help to raise money.


Hayley, who turned 40 in September, will be a ‘friend’ to Kim, who is 40 almost 12 months on from her sister, to support her on what she says will be an emotional challenge.

“My sister Kim took part in the Coppafeel 100k Trek with Giovanni Fletcher,” said Hayley.

“Next year we are doing the alumni trek together to celebrate our 40th birthdays and in memory of our beautiful Mum who died in 2001 aged 45.

“Along with Gi Fletcher and other CoppaFeel legends, we will be taking on a marathon distance in one day, across the undulating terrain in the Yorkshire Dales, in a bid to raise funds towards CoppaFeel's life-saving mission.

“Your donations will not only support my fundraising target but most importantly CoppaFeel.

“They are on a mission to stamp out the late diagnosis of breast cancer by making sure that young people are regularly checking their boobs, pecs and chests and getting to know their bodies in order to have the confidence to see their GP if something just doesn't feel normal.

“Thanks so much for your donation and support.”

Hayley said the difference between this and her Windermere experience will be about the ‘emotional’ challenge over the physical as many of the competitors taking part will be people who are either cancer survivors or are receiving treatment still.

She added that she will be there to provide support to Kim as her big sister as some of the 2023 group who she completed the challenge with have now passed away from cancer.

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Hayley has set a minimum raising target of £250 as she is aware of the Christmas period but added that she hopes to raise more.

To support Hayley, head to https://www.justgiving.com/page/hayleyalldridge

To find out more about CoppaFeel, head to www.coppafeel.org