Wow, what an achievement! A huge well done to Alice Darke after recently completing the Ironman Wales challenge.

On Sunday 15th September Alice took part in the event which started with a 2.4 mile sea swim, followed by a very hilly 112 mile bike ride and then finished with a marathon in and around the streets of Tenby.

Ahead of the event we asked Alice the reason behind this fantastic feat, Alice said “I will be doing this as a personal challenge, but also to raise money in honour of my dad, David Beebee. For the last 6 months of his life my dad only had the use of 10% of his heart – but he continued to love and laugh – making his legendary ‘dad’ jokes with the nurses right up to the day before he passed. So I would like to use 100% of my heart to love, laugh, live and attempt to complete this challenge.”

All money raised will go towards a much needed defibrillator in the community of Aldridge. It will be based on the outside wall of St Thomas Church, so can be accessed by all the wonderful groups that run there and also the community and surrounding areas. If it saves just one life – it will be money well spent. Any donations, however small, will be very gratefully received.

You can still sponsor Alice by clicking on the link below

On behalf of AEDdonate we’d like to say thank you to Alice for choosing to work with us, you’re commitment to your local area is outstanding and we hope you inspire others to do the same.