13th August 2019

Doughnut Dash for hospice

Taking part has never tasted so good, says St Richard’s Hospice, who are holding the charity’s first ever Doughnut Dash next month.

Finishers in the 5k or 10k event on Sunday, 22nd September, will be treated to a delicious glazed ring Krispy Kreme doughnut and a doughnut medal.

Participants can run, jog or walk the course which is set in Norton Village, Worcester, and surrounding areas and raising funds for the Worcestershire hospice.

St Richard’s Fundraiser Jayne Sargeant said, “We’ve already had a fantastic response to the Doughnut Dash, with hundreds tempted by a tasty treat at the end! “

She added, “The Doughnut Dash is a fun twist on a 5k and 10k and will be great for individuals, friends and families to take part and support our care.”

The event starts at 10am from Norton Parish Hall, Wadborough Road, LIttleworth, Norton WR5 2QB.

Entry for adults is £14; under 16 years, £7 in advance. On the day registrations 9.00am until 9.45am will be adults £18 and under 16 years, £10.

The course is unsuitable for pushchairs and under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. St Richard’s will be providing vegan and gluten free options for advance bookings, please advise when registering.

Participants are asked to pledge to raise £20 or more for St Richard’s.  To book visit www.strichards.org.uk/doughnut-dash

The Doughnut Dash is kindly sponsored by Pulse Events and supported by Norton Parish Hall.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 22% funded by the NHS.

The hospice is also raising funds for the Build 2020 Appeal and is part way through developing a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire. The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.