Oxford DIY store worker takes on Alaska challenge to fight disease

Melissa McGrath

Melissa McGrath

First published in News

WICKES customer service manager Melissa McGrath is to trek across Alaska for eight days for the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

The 30-year-old, who works in the DIY firm’s Botley store, will set off on September 4 from the base of the Talkeetna Mountains with 20 other staff from the firm.

Ms McGrath said: “I do not think I have ever considered a challenge like this before but when the opportunity arose, I simply had to apply.

“I have no doubts that I will be pushing myself to the extremes but the money we raise will help beat blood cancer.”

She hopes to raise £2,500. To make a donation, click on the link.

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