Marathons, skydives and cycles – could you conquer a challenge for Weston Hospicecare in 2017?

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 January 2017

Weston Hospicecare's family support team manager and community team leader, Amanda Gough.

Weston Hospicecare's family support team manager and community team leader, Amanda Gough.


As 2017 gets underway, many people across Weston-super-Mare are looking for ways to make a difference this new year – and one of the town’s most-popular charities is urging people to tackle tough challenges to raise vital funds for people in need.

Weston Hospicecare is calling on people across the town to sign up to different physical challenges throughout the year to raise money to help support its patients.

The hospice, in Thornbury Road in Uphill, hosts its own fundraising challenges throughout the year – with the picturesque Mendip Challenge in June forming the highlight of its fundraising calendar.

Other events, such as Weston Athletic Club’s ever-popular Christmas cracker 10km race, also raise money for the charity.

In previous years supporters have opted to back the hospice by conquering events such as the London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon cycling race or events closer to home, such as the Bristol or Bath half-marathons.

The hospice’s family support team manager and community team leader, Amanda Gough, praised everyone who had ever raised money for the charity in the past and urged other people to think about giving it a go in 2017.

Amanda said: “We are so grateful to those in our community who are using their New Year’s resolution as an opportunity to do something for themselves and for the hospice.

“It’s thanks to this type of generous support that we are able to work toward our mission of making sure every person in Weston and the surrounding areas has access to high-quality, specialised end-of-life care and can die with dignity.”

The hospice’s fundraising team also said it would offer specialist support, advice and preparation tips to anyone thinking of signing up to an event.

To find out more about tackling a challenge for Weston Hospicecare, contact 01934 423900 or visit

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