Four years ago my mum spent her last two weeks in the hospice being expertly managed and supported by the staff and volunteers. The care and compassion shown to my mum as well as the family as a whole made a challenging time a lot easier. A few months after losing my mum, my Uncle and Cousin both had expert care from the hospice.

Without the fundraising the hospice would not be able to provide the level of support needed, so I will continue to do my bit to help them raise funds.

As a bigger bloke who doesn't really like heat, the challenge will push me, but something I feel is worth doing to help support the families that benefit from the work the hospice does. Tom Chambers