Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to growing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. For more information please contact the event organisers.
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Challenge the whole family on 19th April 2020 with a race around the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace: 7k run, 1-mile junior event or 4-mile wheelchair/buggy competition, taking a scenic route past the Palace and over the Grand Bridge, before a spectacular lakeside section.
Date: 19th April 2020
Location: Blenheim Palace
Time: U15’s 1 mile starting at 10:15am, 4 mile and 7K routes starting at 11:00am
Registration Fee: £11.80 – £23.60 dependant on the ticket type
Fundraising Aim: £100
This event is not organised by Helen & Douglas House and therefore registration fees do not go to the hospice, it is only your fundraising that will support Helen & Douglas House. If you have any questions in regards to the event itself then please contact the organiser, details can be found on their website.
What is the Blenheim 7K Fun Run?
The Blenheim 7k run, Junior 1 mile run and 4 mile wheelchair/buggy event. The Junior race, open to under 15s, starts before the main 7k and makes the event a great family day out. Race entry entitles you to entry to the palace grounds, so after the race take your time to enjoy the surroundings, or visit the Palace (not included).
The 7k course takes you on a wonderful tour of the stunning grounds; this distance is suitable for the more experienced athlete looking for a sprint event to anyone looking to step up from a 5k, or a beginner completing their first running race. The wheelchair and buggy event will differ slightly, it takes place over a 4-mile course following the trails around the grounds of Blenheim Palace; this undulating path offer participants a real challenge. For more information visit Blenheim 7k website.
Why should you put on your running shoes for Helen & Douglas House?
Your participation in the Blenheim 7K is going to make a real difference to local terminally ill children and their families. It costs £3.6 million a year to run our hospice and provide our outreach nursing service to help families at home and we cannot do this without your help.
Jessica is five-year-old and has a life-shortening neurological condition called Leigh’s Disease and has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite stays with her parents since September 2014.
‘When Jessica was diagnosed we were advised to enjoy every day that we had with her. They indicated that she wouldn’t make it through her toddler years, but we don’t really know. But I do think when you come here it gives you hope. You realise there are lots of things you can do with a child with a disability that you might not have thought about before.’ Vicky, Jessica’s Mummy
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update around our events
The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures we all must take are significant and they affect us all. We are following Government guidance and taking all necessary steps to keep everyone safe. This means that all fundraising events due to take place in the near future have been cancelled or postponed. Those events which are due to take place later this year or next year remain open until we are advised otherwise. If you have already signed up to participate in an event which needs to be postponed or cancelled, you will be notified by an email from our events team.
During these uncertain times, our aim is to continue to care for local terminally children and their families as far as possible. Undoubtedly the income we rely on from the public, our fundraising events and our shops is going to be affected and we will plan to overcome these challenges as much as possible. We rely on donations from the public to fund our work and we need support now more than ever. If you would like to support us and make a donation you can do so at www.helenanddouglas.org.uk/donate/.
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