Take on a challenge for a good cause

A local hospice is on the lookout for fundraisers willing to take on a challenge and put their fitness to the test in a bid to raise funds.

St Nicholas Hospice Care, which supports people across West Suffolk and Thetford, living with dying, death and grief, has charity places in two prestigious events and is on the hunt for people willing to take part and make a difference.

For those wanting to pull on their running shoes the hospice has five charity places for 2020’s Vitality London 10,000’s 10k event and, for those more comfortable on two-wheels it has 10 charity places for next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey (five for the 46-mile distance and five for the 100-mile route).

Jenny Smith, the hospice’s events manager, said: “Whether you’re a seasoned challenge pro or someone looking to have a go in an official event for a first time, both of these challenges are a great opportunity challenge yourself, while making a difference.”

For those interested in Vitality London 10,000 the 10k race runs a similar route to the London Marathon and is a unique way to see the sights of the city.

Starting and finishing along The Mall, the event, which takes place on May 25, follows a scenic clockwise route around the capital taking runners past many of London’s most famous landmarks including Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

There is a £15 registration fee to take part and you would need to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.

For those willing to use their pedal power for a good cause, with its leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey, which takes place on August 16, has plenty to offer.

For those keen to try the 46-mile route there is a £15 registration fee and you must raise £150, while those taking on the 100 miles will need to raise £300 with a £20 registration fee.

For more information, and to express your interest in either of the challenges, please contact Jenny: jenny.smith@stnh.org.uk

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