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Woollacott's Wife completed Welsh 3000s

Woollacott's Wife completed Welsh 3000s

by IJF |  9 Jul 2018

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Kayley Woollacott, widow of the late Richard Woollacott tackled the Welsh peaks with her family this weekend, enduring the heat and completing the Welsh 3000s Challenge.

The Welsh 3000s is extremely tough, visiting the top of all 15 mountains over 3000 ft in Wales within 3 days including the very exposed Crib Goch. The total distance covered, 62 kms of a grassland mixed with very rocky climbing terrain.

Since the death of Richard in January this year, his wife and her family have chosen to raise money for three amazing charities, Injured Jockeys Fund, Devon Air Ambulance and Mind reaching over £45,000 with gift aid thanks to hundreds of amazing sponsors including bookmaker Coral, trainer Harry Fry, racehorse owner Simon Muir and many more. 

Kayley Woollacott wasn’t exactly looking forward to the challenge having only fitted in one 4 mile training walk with her daughter Arabella and her pony Fred, but she takes comfort in knowing the money raised is helping others; “We chose to do something as a family, a challenge that very nearly broke us all both mentally and physically. It was a challenge in every sense of the word but it showed how much support we have for one another and what amazing things can be achieved as a team. It was horrendously tough, throwing me completely out of my comfort zone but I learnt a lot whilst we were walking through the beautiful mountain scenery of Wales and was an opportunity to vent a lot of emotions. Now I can recover knowing that the money we’ve raised is helping people.

“We can’t thank the hundreds of people who have helped us enough, there have been so many lovely people donating and supporting us either through money or doing their own challenges for our chosen charities. It was only right we did something too.” 

It’s frightening just how common suicide is, with 84 men a week taking their own life because they suffer with a mental health illness. It is slowly becoming more common to speak out about mental illness but it is still not being discussed in the same way you’d talk about other life debilitating physical illnesses like cancer. 

Read more about Woollacott’s Welsh 3000s and donate via Virgin Money; 

Our Team - Our Family

Kayley Woollacott - Richard’s Wife
Stephanie Jones - Kayley’s Sister
Stuart Jones - Kayley’s Brother
Tom Coombe - Kayley Step-Brother
Roz Coombe - Kayley’s Step-Sister
Naomi Taylor - Tom’s partner

Attending Support crew:
Martyn Jones - Kayley’s Father 
Yvette Campbell - Kayley’s Mum
Nicole Jones - Kayley’s Step-Mum
Arabella Woollacott - Kayley and Richard’s daughter


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