St Giles Hospice calls on people in Lichfield and Burntwood to take on mud challenge

A Whittington-based charity is urging people to get dirty in a mud challenge.

St Giles Hospice will host the event at Cliff Lakes Waterpark in Tamworth on October 9.

Competitors in the St Giles Hospice mud challenge

Competitors in the St Giles Hospice mud challenge

The event has been boosted by the news Western Power Distribution has agreed to fund the costs of putting on the mud challenge – as well as entering a team of competitors.

Aaron Coleman, from St Giles Hospice, said: “We’d like to thank Western Power Distribution for being our main sponsor for the mud challenge again this year.

“Their financial support means that we can raise even more money to fund our vital care for local people – and the fact that their employees are taking on the challenge also really helps raise the profile of the event.

“It’s a fantastic fun event, and I’d encourage anyone looking for a challenge who would also like to support a worthwhile local charity to sign up too.”

The mud challenge involves either 5km or 10km courses, with obstacles suitable for 16-year-olds upwards with a wide ability range. There’s also a mini mud challenge for 10 to 15-year-olds over 1.5 miles or 3 miles.

Pam Kent, from Western Power Distribution, said: “Everyone enjoyed taking part last year, including getting very muddy, and we all wanted to sign up again this year.

“It’s a great way to have fun with friends or colleagues while supporting such a great charity.”

For more details and information about how to sign up visit www.stgileshospice.com/mudchallenge.

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