Our Up, Down & Dirty challenge is returning to Aldon, Yeovil, on Sunday 17 November.
People in Somerset will have the chance to tackle an obstacle fun run while raising money to help St Margaret's care for local patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses.
It follows the success of last year’s event, when around 150 people ran five, 10 or 15km while clambering over fences, crawling through tunnels and splashing through water.
Among them was Penny Moorcraft, our family support therapist, who provides therapy and support for children and families during the patient’s care and for as long as needed after bereavement. Last year St Margaret’s Hospice Care supported 183 young families in Somerset, an increase of 36% on the previous year. Penny said:
We had a brilliant time at Up, Down & Dirty. It was fun and friendly, and we felt a great sense of satisfaction when we crossed the finish line.
The best thing was knowing that everyone there was helping St Margaret’s to continue delivering high quality, compassionate care to people in our community who are facing a life-limiting illness.
Runners can choose to complete the 5km course once, twice or three times, with places costing £15 per person for any distance. We're asking participants to raise sponsorship to help ensure the charity can reach every young family in Somerset who needs its support.
Registration opens at 10am and the run starts at 11am. For more information and to book your place, visit www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/up-down-dirty-19.