Barry Store manager launches 30 challenges to celebrate 30th birthday

A Barry supermarket manager has launched 30 challenges to celebrate her 30th birthday, with a target to raise £6,189 for local charities, marking her date of birth.

Zoe Selby is the store manager of Colcot Road Co-Op and is raising money for the Welsh Air Ambulance, Cardiff Dogs Homes, Barry Round Table, AO Cymru and Welsh Hearts.

Zoe told Bro Radio “I have a massive passion to help raise money for great causes! So for my 30th birthday in January I’ve decided I want to raise money for four different charities by doing 30 fundraising events throughout 2019”

“I’ve been fundraising since I was 15 I always loved helping people and making a difference. My job as a store manager for the coop in Barry helps me engage with the community.”

“With the loss of my dad and my Nan recently I really find joy in helping others and doing my bit where I can.”

Zoe’s started her 30 challenges on the first day of 2019, taking part in the Barry Island New Years’ Day Swim raising £171 for Ty Hafan. She continued by taking part in an 8 lap, 10 mile walk around Roath Park with plans for the remaining 28 throughout the year.

Zoe and colleagues taking part in the 2019 Barry Island New Years Day Swim.

As part of her 30 challenges, Zoe plans to take part in a Snowdon Zip Line, bungee jump, car wash, Brecon Beacons Three Peaks and many more challenges.

Donations to Zoe’s challenge can be made instore at Co-Op on Colcot Road, Barry or via Just Giving.

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