Scarborough's Carey sets herself a year of challenges to raise money for charity

A Scarborough woman has set herself a series of challenges this year to raise money for Saint Catherine's.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 11:54 am

Carey Smith, 31, a solicitor, wanted to complete a big charity challenge last year but delayed the planning as she was getting married.

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Carey will be completing a marathon, half marathon, the Yorkshire and National three peaks and a Total Warrior obstacle course race.

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Carey Smith. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

She was intending to take part in the Manchester marathon next month but the event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Instead, along with her training partner, Carey will be running a 26 mile route around Scarborough on the same date - April 5.

She said: “We will definitely still run the distance, we’ve trained too hard to not do it now.”

Carey, already a keen gym-goer, has been training three to four times a week for the extra challenges she has set herself.

Carey training for her physical challenges. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

“I’ve always been interested in exercise but I’ve got more into it over the past few years,” Carey said.

“The marathon training has been pretty tough.”

After completing all of her gruelling challenges, Carey plans to celebrate at the charity ball she is organising at Scalby and Newby village hall on November 7.

Attendees will be treated to a three course meal and music from local band Deep Sea Daggers.

Carey hopes to raise £1,000 for Saint Catherine’s.

She said: “I was always set on raising money for Saint Catherine’s.

“They have looked after people close to me and provide amazing care and support in Scarborough.

“They have to raise a phenomenal amount of money each year to keep doing what they are doing so any opportunity to help them is great.”

A portion of the money she raises with also go to the mental health charity MQ.

To buy tickets for the charity ball email [email protected] and to donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CareySmith3