For one family from Taunton, the Glitter Run Remix on Sunday 7 July will be an emotional occasion.

Jenny Harris and 14 members of her family have challenged themselves to complete the colourful 5k run in memory of her mum, Linda Stuart, on the weekend of the first anniversary of her death.

“We are taking part to show how much we, as a family, appreciate the help and support of St. Margaret’s Hospice during our toughest time, and to help raise money so this amazing charity can continue to provide care and support to other families,” said Jenny.

As well as being a chance to remember her mum, Jenny knows it will be a fun day, having taken part in the Glitter Run at Taunton Racecourse last year with her sister, Enya, and daughter, Alexa.

“At that time mum was being cared for at home by St. Margaret’s, so we wanted to do something to help the hospice,” said Jenny. “Mum was quite shocked when we signed up for the Glitter Run because I had never done anything like that before. She was very proud of us and it was a lot of fun.”

Explaining how St. Margaret’s made a difference for Linda and her family, Jenny said: “Mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September 2015 and given three to six months to live, if she was lucky. She lived for almost another three years, so she did amazingly well.

“Towards the end she was getting more poorly, and she wanted to stay at home if possible. With seven children and 10 grandchildren, she wanted everybody to be able to come and go as they pleased.

“She felt safer and more secure coming home from hospital knowing that the hospice community team were part of her care package. The nurses from St. Margaret’s who came to see mum were very reassuring and they were always able to answer any concerns or questions we had.

“Mum didn’t want to go back into hospital, and without the support of St. Margaret’s Hospice she wouldn’t have been able to stay at home. I’m very grateful for that.”

Jenny hopes she will exceed her sponsorship target of £250, thanks to the generous support of family and friends.

“I’m really pleased with how our fundraising is going – hopefully we’ll smash our target,” she said.

If you would like to support St Margaret's Hospice by taking part in the Glitter Run Remix, tips on raising sponsorship can be found here.