Walk, jog or run the Peak District Challenge for Bluebell Wood

Bluebell Wood supporter Tracy Seeley of Precision Dental 2

Tracy Seeley of Precision Dental

fundraising for Bluebell Wood

Bluebell Wood supporter Tracy Seeley Precision Dental


Whether you fancy a 10k sunset run or testing your walking legs over 100 kilometres of Derbyshire beauty spots, your chance of an outdoor fundraising adventure for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice awaits.

Walkers and runners can mix a love of the great outdoors and support for the charity that cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions by entering the Peak District Challenge on 22 and 23 September 2017.

With the choice of a Back Before Dark 10k, and 25k, 50k, 75k or 100k walking or running challenges, there will be something for every fitness level. The event is organised by Wilderness Development in support of multiple charities, including Bluebell Wood.

The Back Before Dark 10k takes people on a circular route from Hathersage, with the added adrenalin rush of trying to return to base before nightfall. The 25k Copper Challenge follows a circular route from Hathersage to Baslow and back via Curbar and Frogatt edges.

For determined walkers or joggers, the longer distances cover a variety of Peak District locations including Hope Valley and Ladybower Valley. The ultimate challenge is the 100k Gold Challenge with 3200 metres of climbing in a 24-hour period for fit and experienced hillwalkers who want to see the best of the Peak District.

Lucy Rathbone, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood: “We’d love to see our supporters tie up their walking boot laces or don their trainers to help raise as much as possible for families facing the toughest of times. With the choice of joining a guided team or navigating yourself, the event can give you as much or as little help as you need to get round the routes. This is a fantastic opportunity to test yourself, enjoy the Peak District and help make a difference to our children and young adults.”

To enter the Peak District Challenge for Bluebell Wood, visit www.peak-district-challenge.com. Once you have selected Bluebell Wood as your charity, they will be in touch with a fundraising pack including sponsorship forms and t-shirt.

For other ideas to help Bluebell Wood support 250 children and young adults both at the hospice and in family homes, please visit www.bluebellwood.org


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Hope Valley Fab Young Farmers help Bluebell Wood children by raising £ 1,315.00


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More than £ 1,000 has been raised for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by Hope Valley Young Farmers who adopted the charity for the whole year.

The farmers of the Hope Valley chose to support the hospice because the welfare of children is close to everyone’s heart. Activities undertaken by the farmers varied from Tug of War, Public Speaking, Quizzes, Sports, Cookery, Stock Judging, fencing and tractor driving!. The year went incredibly well culminating in Hope Show on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Alice Helliwell said they loved supporting such a great charity and knowing the proceeds were going to such a vital cause. She/he said: “It was a privilege to help those who life has dealt such a cruel blow to”.

Russell Hall, Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “Hope Valley Young Farmers have been absolutely fantastic over the last year. We’re extremely lucky to have so much support from groups like HVYFC who raise awareness of the work of our hospice, which is filled with love and laughter. The Hope Young Farmers do great work. Over the past 10 years the club has raised well over £28,000 for different charities.

It costs £3m a year to keep our doors open and we receive less than 10% government funding. Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference and I’d like to thank Hope Valley Young Farmers for this fabulous support.”

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