New caving fundraiser for Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 December 2017

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.

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Keen adventurers can explore a new world underneath Burrington Combe to raise money for a Weston charity.

Weston Hospicecare is looking for people to venture into a hidden network of caves in aid of a worthy cause.

The brand new event has been added to the hospice’s exciting line-up, and organisers are now looking for people to take on the challenge.

Weston Hospicecare’s events fundraiser, Kelsey Dehaney, said: “Caving is a brilliant group activity – perfect for business to take part in as a team-building exercise, or for friends to join in together whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause.

“After exploring the caves myself, with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, I can honestly say it was one of the most amazing experiences, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’d encourage everyone to give it a try.

“This is such a unique activity, and we’re delighted to include caving as part of our fantastic line-up of events in 2018.”

The caving challenge will take place on February 24 and gives people the rare opportunity to explore the fascinating network of caves beneath Burrington Combe in North Somerset.

Fundraisers will be able to crawl, walk, climb and pull themselves through the subterranean caverns to discover stalagmites and stalactites hidden deep below ground.

A qualified instructor from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, which is based in Churchill, is leading the caving expedition and all participants will be fully equipped with safety gear.

Fundraising events are crucial to the Uphill-based hospice which cares for people in North Somerset who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses.

It costs £4million a year to run the hospice, but only 20 per cent of the funding comes from the NHS.

The rest of the money is raised throughout the year by generous members of the community.

Each year the hospice puts on a wide range of events and the caving experience has been added to the exciting line-up for next year. Registration is £35 per person, with a pledge to raise £100 for Weston Hospicecare. Participants must be aged eight or over.

Anyone interested in taking part can contact Kelsey on 01934 423967, or email kelsey.dehaney@westonhospicecare.org.uk

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