We had a fantastic day supporting the Douglas Macmillan Hospice by taking part in their Ruby 5k charity run/walk event. Colin and Chris took up the challenge of running the 5K whilst Kathy, Sharon and her family endured the hike around the undulating yet beautiful landscape of Barlaston.
ABOVE: Colin sprinting to the finish
ABOVE: Kathy, Sharon and her family enjoying the walk in the sunshine
ABOVE: Big Sprint finish from Chris
ABOVE: Sharon celebrating at the finish with her husband Phil and two daughters, Annabelle & Chloe
We raised over £450.00 for the charity, which will help support families in Staffordshire that use the hospice. The Hospice cares for adults and their families facing life-limiting illnesses across North Staffordshire. Without the support of the local community, they could not continue to provide free of charge care.
It costs approximately £9million per year to keep the hospice running. The hospice employs around 220 staff and has the support of over 900 volunteers who work in all areas of the hospice. If you want to get involved and help raise money to help the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, why not take a look at their website and see how you can get involved. They hold a number of organised events throughout the year, or you could plan your own fund raising activities.
Organised Events: http://www.dmhospice.org.uk/event
Your own fundraising activities: http://www.dmhospice.org.uk/what-you-can-do/howtofundraise