From walks by moonlight to sponsored cycle rides and gruelling road runs, St Catherine’s Hospice has got a challenge for you in 2014!
Exciting events have been organised by the charity’s own fundraising team, and the Lostock Hall hospice has also been lucky to bag places in two prestigious national sporting challenges.
First up on March 29 is the chance to skydive from 15,000ft while supporting St Catherine’s.
The exhilarating jump takes place from the Black Knights Centre near Lancaster and places are free – with the commitment to raise a minimum of £395 in sponsorship for the hospice.
Then on May 18 St Catherine’s hosts their second Big Charity Bike Ride – a fun sponsored event for all the family.
It again features the choice of either a 20-mile circuit of the Preston Guild Wheel, or a 50-mile route through the Fylde and Wyre Valleys – both starting and finishing at Preston Grasshoppers rugby club.
Just three weeks later and it’s time for the hospice’s most special night of the year, when the eighth annual Moonlight and Memories Walk takes place on June 7 (last year’s event, right).
People are invited to stride out in honour of someone special – displaying their name or a photograph as a tribute on the back of T-shirt. Walkers in the 13.1 or 8.4 mile event can also make a dedication on the hospice’s Memory Wall – writing a message in a St Catherine’s Hospice butterfly. Experienced cyclists keen to use their passion for pedalling to support a good cause may be tempted by the chance to take part in the Prudential RideLondon event, which features a route made famous by the 2012 Olympics.
St Catherine’s Hospice has two places remaining in the ride on August 10.
As spaces are so sought-after, St Catherine’s is asking anyone who takes place on their behalf to raise £750 in sponsorship for the hospice.
In September St Catherine’s Hospice has also been lucky to gain a handful of places in the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.
The hospice has three spaces remaining and would love to hear from anyone who would be proud to pound the pavements for St Catherine’s, raising a minimum of £300.
Lorraine Charlesworth, director of income generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We know at this time of year many people are setting themselves challenges in different activities.
“We hope our events will inspire and motivate people as they work towards their goals, and that in the process they will raise much-needed funds for the hospice. St Catherine’s is a local charity, for local people, and we really couldn’t survive without the amazing support of those in the community who are willing to take part in all sorts of weird and wonderful events on our behalf. So if you’d like to get on board we’d love to hear from you. We’re sure that you’ll have a great time in the process!”
For more information about any of the fundraising events above visit www.stcatherines.co.uk.