A team of 10 people from Weston-super-Mare will take part in the Hope24 event in Plympton near Plymouth to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Hope24 is an endurance running event which challenges teams to run continuous relay laps of a five-mile trail running route for 24 hours.

The Weston team will take part under the name ‘Bad Ideas’ and will all take turns to run laps of the Hope24 course.

Leading them is Weston Hospicecare’s human resources administrator Hayley Singfield, who will be joined by her husband Mike and friends Claire Barham, Emily Waite, Emma Duffill, Heidi Iles, Kathy Fisher, Nicola Currell and Nick and Nikki Collicott.

A number of the team took part in the event last year too, and clocked up a hugely impressive team total of 150 miles between eight of them – but they have some grand ambitions this time, and aim to smash that total at Saturday’s event.

Hayley said: “To celebrate Weston Hospicecare’s 30th anniversary, a number of the team are hoping to run 30 miles, and as a team we are aiming to reach 250 miles.

“Working for Weston Hospicecare is a real privilege; the care they give is so vital for many local families. It is great to take part in an event to help raise the money needed to keep it going.”

The team will also be supported by 17 younger runners, who have signed up to a 2.4km or 2.4-mile race on the Saturday morning.

The children – the youngest of whom is just three years old – will then become cheerleaders for the adult team, taking charge of timings and cheering the group in and out on their race sections.

All of this will help to raise money for the hospice, which relies on the support of members of the community to fund its free car for those with life-limiting conditions.

To support Hayley and the rest of the Bad Ideas team you can leave a donation by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/badideas.

However, the Bad Ideas team will get little time to rest at the end of their challenge, as they have also signed up to take part in the charity’s It’s A Hospice Knockout event on July 14.

That event will see up to 24 teams battling for glory across a series of inflatable obstacles and foam pits.

It’s A Hospice Knockout is sponsored by the Grand Pier and will be held at Weston Cricket Club. Full details of the event can be found at westonhospicecare.org.uk/knockout.

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