Last chance to sign up for brrr-illiant new family fun run

There’s not long left to sign up for St Helena Hospice brrr-illiant new family fun run, Frosty 5k.

Frosty 5k is a new event to St Helena Hospice’s calendar and is taking place on Leap Day, Saturday 29th February 2020 at University of Essex.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, participants can walk, run, hop, or skip around the course which is two laps of a 2.5k route.

You will set off from a snowy start line before going through four winter themed zones: fire, ice, fog and snow.

Each zone promises a different experience including inflatable waving snowmen in the snow zone; flames (albeit fake ones) to warm you up in the cosy cabin in the fire zone; 6 metres of icy smoke in the fog zone; and an inflatable igloo in the ice zone; and not forgetting a snow machine to cover you in fake snow on the start line.

Alistair Doyle, aged 6, has signed up to take part with his dad, Scott Doyle, and has already raised £500 in sponsorship – smashing his £200 target.

Alistair said: “I am 6 years old and I want to help raise money for St Helena Hospice because they help so many people.

“I am training up daddy to take part and we are going to run for 5k, which is just over three miles, without stopping. Daddy said if we raise more than £200 he will run in a CELTIC TOP, and he loves Rangers so that will be very funny!”

Lisa Chenery, St Helena Hospice’s events fundraiser, said: “We are really ex-ice-ted for our brrr-and new Frosty 5k which is only a few weeks away now. We already have 500 people signed up and are hoping more will register over the next couple of weeks.

“Whatever the weather – sunny, rainy, or a bit frosty – we snow everyone taking part will have a blast.

“We are so grateful to Alistair and his family for raising so much money to help our patients and families – by taking part and raising as much sponsorship as you can, you will be helping local people face incurable illness and bereavement.”

To sign up, click here

Posted: 11th February 2020

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The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

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If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

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