With the annual Hospice Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run at Parc Bryn Bach cancelled this year – do not fear, we’re bringing the Festive Fun Run to you as we say
We need your support, now more than ever! The demand on our service has not gone away as our Clinical Teams continue to support patients and their loved ones through challenging times and the uncertainty of what is to come. Help make the difference this festive period. Thank You!
Let this event help get you in the spirit of Christmas and what could be more amusing than getting out your festive costumes and running, walking, biking, skipping, rowing, you choose 5km.
Forget training or worrying about how fast you can complete it; this Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run is all about dressing up, having fun and supporting a great local cause.
For those who do like a chase – Can you virtually chase the pudding this year – time your 5km and the fastest time will win a family size Christmas Pudding and the honorary role of the Pudding Runner in 2021!
Our winner last year, Joel has recorded his 5k and set the time to beat – 20 minutes and 10 seconds!
Everyone who enters will receive a Santa hat to help keep your heads warm and look great for Santa selfies! and a Thank You Certificate plus;
Adults will receive a Hot Chocolate and treat on us
Children will receive a festive gift pack, including; Santa letter, Christmas door hanger, festive activity sheet, magical reindeer dust and a Christmas treat.
We have some amazing fundraising incentives too!
Feel free to wear your own costume; elves, Santa reindeer, turkeys are all welcome – in fact anything Christmassy! We have a prize for the best festive dress.
The great thing about doing it in your local community is that you can include your 4 legged fury friends – we’ve had some great dog selfies who have been doing their bit for charity.
Funtastic fundraising incentives;
Raise £50 or more to receive FREE entry into our hamper prize draw – 1st prize = A Body Shop Hamper and Gold Gym Membership voucher for Fresh Active, 2nd prize = Chocolate Hamper and Hair Treatment Voucher– this will pay for 2 home/care home visits by our Clinical Teams.
Raise £100 or more to receive your Hospice of the Valleys Buff and FREE entry into our Christmas hamper prize draw including Gold Gym Membership voucher for Fresh Active – this will pay for 8 phone calls from Family Support Team to our patients and loved ones for financial, benefits, emotional, well-being and bereavement support.
And if that wasn’t enough, how about…
Raise £150 or more to receive FREE entry into our special prize draw – A magical virtual home visit by none other than Santa on Christmas Day! – this will pay for a Healthcare Assistant to provide care and support for a night at a patient’s home, allowing their loved ones the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep.
Sponsorship must be raised and received at the Hospice by 10th December to receive your fundraising prizes.
The more you raise the more prizes and FREE entries into prize draws you receive.
We’ll be with you virtually cheering you on every step of the way!
When: Sunday 29th November 2020
Where: Virtually – In your local community or indoors
Registration Fee: Adult £6.00 / Child £4.00 / Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £20.00
Who can get involved?
Anyone over the age 18 years of age is able to take part and register themselves.
We also welcome our younger supporters (under 18’s) to join in. A parent/guardian must complete the registration form, providing consent to take part in the challenge and all under 16’s must be supervised by a paying parent/guardian over the age of 18 years.
The event is family friendly and accessible for all as you take part virtually and in your own community!
How to get started?
It couldn’t be easier, just follow these simple steps:
Sign up to the Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run by clicking on Im In Sign Me Up button. You will receive an email welcome pack.
Set up your fundraising page by linking to the Hospice of the Valleys Chase The Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run Campaign on Just Giving.
Upload your Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run photos to our Events Face Book Page, join Here – we love to see our supporters getting involved, everyone loves to take a selfie these days and we judge the best festive dress.
The week before the event, we will send out your Chase the Christmas Pudding Festive Fun Run Packs. Once your sponsorship has been raised and received by 10th December, we will send out your well-deserved fundraising prizes and winner announcements as outlined above.
By submitting a registration form, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.
Please respect Government Guidance on Coronavirus – The latest information on Corona-Virus can be found by clicking https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please note Hospice of the Valleys reserves the right to change any entry items, incentive rewards or prizes without prior notice.
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2019 Event Gallery
Charlotte Ralph has raised almost £2000 for Hospice of the Valleys by running the Newport Marathon in memory of her dad. Charlotte’s father, Andrew was a keen runner himself and had been a member of the Lliswerry Runners for around seven years and took part in several half and full marathons. It wasn’t until Charlotte left university that she began joining her Dad on his runs and then joined the Lliswerry Runners herself.
Initially Charlotte would struggle to keep up, saying:
“At first I was always behind him but he would always run with me and never leave me behind,”
Through commitment and perseverance Charlotte became fitter and faster and could finally keep up with her dad:
“When I got faster he would always say that ‘I had age on my side’, unfortunately, when he got ill he had to give up running which he hated.”
Even after having to give up his own running, Andrew was so supportive of his daughter that he would be at every single race, always keen to spur her on.
This year, Charlotte took part in her first ever marathon in her dad’s memory, raising funds for the Hospice who supported him in the final stages of his illness. Taking on such a big challenge not only demonstrates the special relationship between Charlotte and her father, but shows Charlotte’s natural determination to overcoming obstacles to reach positive outcomes even in spite of devastating circumstances.
Charlotte has said that she chose the Hospice of the Valleys because of the “great support network” they provided for the family during her dad’s cancer battle. And that:
“After my father passed away they called to see how we were and were just amazing. As I had never done a marathon before I knew it would be something that I could do to raise money for them.” Charlotte also wants to say a special thanks to the Lliswerry running club who helped in her fundraising.