Gallery: Mercury Mendip Challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:00 08 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:27 03 May 2017

Wilf Huxtable and James Walton with their little cheerleader Massie.

Wilf Huxtable and James Walton with their little cheerleader Massie.


ALMOST 800 people took part in the Mercury 
Mendip Challenge on Sunday, raising £50,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

It was the 25th year the popular event, which has courses ranging from five miles to 30 miles, has been held for the charity.

Some walked in memory of loved ones, some used the event as fitness 
training and others simply took part to show support for the hospice.

After the walk, people gathered at the event 
headquarters at 
Westhaven School in Thornbury Road, Uphill, with their friends and 
family who had attended to support them and enjoy the after party.

Hospice fundraising manager said: “This was one of our biggest Mendip Challenges to date.

“We were thrilled to see so many people push 
themselves and try a longer route this year and many were ready to sign up for 2015 as soon as they’d 
collected their medals at the finish.

“Everyone who took part has helped to raise an 
enormous amount of money which will pay for the hospice’s essential care.”

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