When Bluebell Wood asked supporters to ‘Get Active’ this year, Tracy Seeley really did take the challenge on.
From running marathons to climbing three of the UK’s highest peaks in 24 hours, the dental practice manager is planning four very active challenges.
Tracy, who works at Precision Dental, has taken Bluebell Wood’s #GetActive campaign to heart by not only signing up for the London Marathon and Bluebell Wood’s Colour Dash in April, but also the National Three Peaks and the London to Paris cycle ride in July.
Aiming to raise as much as possible for the charity that supports children and young adults with life-threatening and life-shortening conditions, Tracy will be wearing her Bluebell Wood vest and joining thousands of other marathon runners to pound London’s streets on 22 April.
However, rather than take a well-earned rest afterwards, she will be teaming up with work colleagues to do Bluebell Wood’s annual Colour Dash just six days later on 28 April.
Then, on 7 July, Tracy, her colleague Jill and her friend Jan will be trekking the National Three Peaks. This will see them climb three of the highest mountains in the UK; Scafell in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales, in less than 24 hours.
Just a couple of weeks after that, on 28 July, Tracy and Jan will be cycling the London to Paris Cycle Ride. The 300-mile ride will arrive in Paris on 29 July in time to watch the arrival of the Tour de France.
Tracy said: “When Precision Dental wanted to support a charity, Bluebell Wood was suggested to us. We came to look round and were blown away by what we saw. We became members of Bluebell Wood’s 365 Business Club and haven’t looked back.
“I’m a keep fit freak, I love any sort of challenge. A team of us took part in the Pedal to Poolsbrook cycle ride, I did the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Bluebell Wood last year and I’m thinking of doing that again this year as warm up for the National Three Peaks event. I’m terrified of heights but I think the adrenalin will keep me going on the climb. Jill was in the army for seven years so she’ll motivate us. We all get on really well and will probably laugh all the way round.”
Anna Gott, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re in awe of Tracy’s commitment, and her determination to do all four challenges for Bluebell Wood. She really is an active superstar. Every pound she raises will help make a difference to families across the region facing the toughest of times.”