Ready, steady, get muddy for hospice
People invited to take part in obstacle challenge
PEOPLE are being invited to get dirty for charity now registration for a hospice’s challenge has opened.
The Hospice of St Francis’ Mud Pack Challenge II will take place in the grounds of Ashridge House on Sunday, October 18 – and organisers promise it will be bigger and muddier than before.
The challenge, which raised £132,000 when it launched last year, involves crawling, wading and climbing through the 190-acre gardens and woodland of the historic country estate, negotiating wet and muddy obstacles along the way.
New this year are two distance options of five or 10 miles, new muddy obstacles, including The Mound and The Swamp and a special Spectator Squirting Zone.
The event is open to anyone with a basic level of fitness and no specific training is required.
Tina Reading, 47, from The Bramblings, Amersham, has already signed up along with 24 pals including Charlotte Norris, 38, from
MAKE HAY FOR US: Entrants are invited for this year’s Mud Pack Challenge II Broadlands Avenue, Chesham, Nigel Brand, 58, from The Chase, Chesham and Keith Driver, from Severalls Avenue, Chesham, as the OurChesham Team.
She said: “We all had so much fun taking part in the first ever Mud Pack Challenge last year. We were a real mix of fitties and fatties but we loved every minute of it.
“The sense of camaraderie was really uplifting and we can’t wait to take part and support the hospice again.
“We’ve all been touched personally in some way or another by the hospice’s amazing care and support and this is our chance to give back and thank it for the incredible work it does in our community.
“Not only does it support the patient, but it supports families too and we’re all extremely grateful.
“What better way to show our gratitude than to get covered head to toe in mud?”
Participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 to help the hospice raise the £4.8m it needs every year to fund its free care for people living with lifelimiting illnesses in Bucks and Herts.
For more information and to sign-up visit www. stfrancis.org.uk/mudpack.