Brothers step up to help charity appeal

Benjamin, Jonathan and Matthew Maley at the end of their 15th, and final, fundraising challenge.
Benjamin, Jonathan and Matthew Maley at the end of their 15th, and final, fundraising challenge.

Three brothers have completed a year of fundraising challenges to help a cancer charity appeal.

Benjamin Maley, nine, and his seven-year-old twin brothers Jonathan and Matthew – supported by their parents Carla and Sean – took part in 15 fundraising fitness challenges.

And after completing the last challenge, the Christmas Pudding run on Boxing Day in Whitley Bay, they had raised £1,742, with money still coming in.

They were inspired by their family friend Tony Woodcock, who lost his battle against pancreatic cancer in 2014, to set themselves a challenge and take part in 15 fitness events over 2015.

The 15 in 15 Challenge was set up by Tony’s wife Pam and daughters Rachel McBryde and Charlotte Woodcock to raise funds for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK, aiming to raise £15,000.

Carla said: “We’re both very proud of the boys, they have really embraced each of the challenges and the cause. The support they’ve had has been overwhelming.”

The Maley boys, along with their mum and dad, are all active members of North Shields Poly Athletic Club.