Kimberley faces up to 16 challenges in 2016 to help four charities

January 31 2016

A YATE woman aims to complete 16 challenges in 2016 to raise money for four charities that are close to her heart.

Kimberley Vallis

A YATE woman aims to complete 16 challenges in 2016 to raise money for four charities that are close to her heart.
Kimberley Vallis, 30, wants to collect at least £1,000 for the organisations by achieving her target by the summer.
They include trying horse riding, surfing, skateboarding, motorcycling and hiking in Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons.
The money collected will be shared between Southmead Hospital’s early pregnancy assessment unit, the Miscarriage Association and Survive (against domestic violence).
A portion will also go to TVT Messed up Mesh, which helps men and women experiencing severe health problems and complications from medical devices using surgical polypropylene synthetic mesh for hernias, prolapse, stress urinary incontinence and other bladder and bowel disorders.
The teaching assistant, who is a mother and stepmother to two boys, recently had a mesh that had been fitted removed after suffering constant pain.
She said her husband, Tony, and their children were supporting and motivating her with the challenges.
She said: “My 16th and final challenge will be decided by those who make a donation. They can make a suggestion – anything from trapeze to sumo wrestling – and we can all vote.”
Anyone who wants to help can visit https://www.facebook.com/sixteenfor2016/ or https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/kimberley-vallis to get more details.