It’s a walk in the park for hospice

Bluebell wood Fun Day at Rother Valley'Bluebell wood familys at the start of their walk around the Lakes
Bluebell wood Fun Day at Rother Valley'Bluebell wood familys at the start of their walk around the Lakes
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FUNDRAISERS put their best feet forward for a sponsored walk around the lakes at Rother Valley Country Park in aid of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The Midsummer Walk fun day also featured another event with a difference – an attempt to break the world record for the most participants in a three-legged race.

Competitors of all ages stumbled to complete the course with their legs tied firmly together.

But sadly there weren’t enough competitors to achieve the record.

There was still plenty of fun to be had, with stalls of all sorts plus some exciting demonstrations, including a display of majestic birds of prey.

Sarah Champion, chief executive at Bluebell Wood thanked everyone for their efforts, and said: “There was a great atmosphere throughout the afternoon with loads of fun events to take part in.

“Our families were delighted to take part in a community event like this and supporters came from across the region to join in the fun.”

The event also kicked off the hospice’s Summer Sporting Challenge – which is calling on pubs, clubs, social groups, schools, sporting clubs and even groups of friends to organise a sports event in aid of the charity.

The hospice will hand out three sports-related items at the start of the challenge, along with ideas of how to use them – and at least one must be used in their fundraiser.