Daredevils can take on a new challenge for Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 January 2018

A charity is looking for adventurous fundraisers to take part in a caving challenge.

A charity is looking for adventurous fundraisers to take part in a caving challenge.


People looking for a challenge to raise money for a good cause can sign up to a host of activities with Weston Hospicecare.

The charity, which is based in Uphill, has unveiled a wide range of challenge events for 2018 including bike rides, abseils and parachute jumps.

Daredevils looking to step out of their comfort zone can walk the three peaks, take the plunge with a skydive, join the popular Ride London challenge or sign up for the charity’s new caving event.

Weston Hospicecare’s event fundraiser, Kelsey Dehaney, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer such a varied programme of challenge events for the new year. There’s so much to choose from, and each event offers a unique, fun, and daring way to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

“We’re particularly excited for our caving event, taking place on February 24 – it’s something that’s unique to our part of the country, and not many people can say they’ve had the opportunity to explore beneath Burrington Coombe.”

Weston Hospicecare, in Thornbury Road, is hugely grateful to all its supporters who put on events throughout the year to raise money.

Last year, fundraisers held bake sales, joined the Midnight Beach Walk and ran in Weston Athletic Club’s Christmas cracker for the cause.

The caving challenge will give people the rare opportunity to explore the network of caves beneath Burrington Combe with a qualified instructor from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

It costs £4million a year to run the hospice, but only 20 per cent of the charity’s funding comes from the NHS. The rest of the money is raised throughout the year by the public through a variety of fundraising events.

Kelsey added: “With walking, running, cycling, and various other challenges on offer, there’s sure to be something to suit. You could walk the three peaks, or join in the popular Ride London challenge. Then there’s Weston Hospicecare’s brand new caving event, or even a skydive.

“By holding or taking part in fundraising events, the public ensure Weston Hospicecare can continue to provide all of its services free of charge.

To take part in any of Challenge Weston Hospicecare’s 2018 events, visit www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/challenges or email Kelsey.Dehaney@westonhospicecare.org.uk

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