Melanie’s bucket list has a ‘profound’ effect

AN inspirational woman has set herself one year to complete a bucket list of 40 items.

W17573H14  Melanie Staunton has lost 11 stone through kickboxing
W17573H14 Melanie Staunton has lost 11 stone through kickboxing

Melanie Staunton, 39, of Bruce Avenue, Goring, has split her list into three categories – ‘having fun, personal challenges and work stuff’.

Following the death of her brother at the end of 2012, Melanie said the last year ‘felt like I was walking through treacle’.

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“I didn’t really go anywhere or see anything, so I thought this year I’m going to do things,” she said.

Melanie came up with a list of 30 ideas and asked her Facebook friends to suggest ideas for the final ten spots.

Items include going on the London Eye, raising £1,000 for charity and having salsa lessons.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, May 1.