Two Weston Hospicecare receptionists have signed up to tackle the 30-mile Mendip Challenge route next Sunday (2 June).

Amanda Cook and Louise Perfitt work with volunteers on reception at the charity’s Uphill base Jackson-Barstow House.

They say they want to help raise money to support the compassionate care they witness each day. 

They said: “We see how well people in North Somerset and Sedgemoor are cared for. Not only patients but for their families too.

“We wanted to do something totally bonkers to raise money for the hospice to help do our part in helping this fantastic charity support the care it gives to those in need for free.

“So we’ve both signed up to take part in the 30-mile route of the Mendip Challenge on Sunday 2 June and we can’t wait to complete it.”

The Mendip Challenge is Weston Hospicecare’s flagship fundraising event and more than 1,100 people have now signed up to take part ahead of the online registration deadline this Sunday.

The event gives participants a chance to walk or run either 30, 20 or 10 miles across the Mendip Hills in support of the hospice.

However, spaces are now only available for the 30 and 20-mile route, after unprecedented demand for places. Entry cost £15 per adult and £10 per child and this price includes transport to each start point, souvenir medal and branded water bottle, and entry to the after-party at event HQ, which will be based at Weston Cricket Club, where they will be live music. There will also be an option to buy food and drink on-site.

You can join Amanda and Louise in taking on the Mendip Challenge’s 30 or 20-mile route by registering here.

You can also support Amanda’s and Louise’s fundraising efforts by donating here.      

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