13th October 2019

Hospice doughnut dash a sweet success

Runners taking part in a hospice’s Doughnut Dash have raised more than £6,500 for the charity.

St Richard’s Hospice held its first Doughnut Dash in Norton, near Worcester, on Sunday, September 22.

Around 400 participants took on either a 5k or 10k route, before claiming their Krispy Kreme doughnut after crossing the finish line. Each person also received a special medal, shaped like a doughnut.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted with the success of our first Doughnut Dash.

“There was a great atmosphere on the day thanks to so many enthusiastic participants getting into the spirit and supporting St Richard’s.

“We hope everyone enjoyed themselves – and more importantly, enjoyed the delicious doughnut on finishing their run!

“From everyone at the hospice, a huge thank you to all those who took part, raised money, supported and volunteered at this event.”

The Doughnut Dash was sponsored by Pulse Pursuits and supported by Norton Parish Hall.

Actively Stronger provided First Aid on the day, while volunteers from Worcester Lions Club and Tesco St Peter’s lent their support – along with many others.

To find out about other events organised by St Richard’s Hospice visit www.strichards.org.uk/events