Hospice urging people to sign up for 5K challenge

A 5K challenge which took the nation by storm during the first lockdown is back, with people being encouraged to do it in aid of a local children's hospice.

 Hope House fundraiser Bekki Fardoe
Hope House fundraiser Bekki Fardoe

Started last year by Run For Heroes as a plan to raise £5,000 for NHS charities at the start of the pandemic, the challenge went viral on social media where people would “Run 5, Donate 5 and Nominate 5” and eventually raised some £7 million.

Now organisers are opening the challenge up so people can run for their local charities like Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith, and have launched the 5kMay campaign, inviting people to take part.

People can enter on their own or as a group, donate £5 to Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices and then nominate five friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge.

This year those that take part will also get a digital goodie-bag with discounts for well-known brands.

Bekki Fardoe, fundraiser at Hope House, said: “The 5k challenge was everywhere last year, and now you can choose to do your 5k, however you please, to help support seriously ill local children and their families who use Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith.

“Sign up to our JustGiving Page and then when May comes around get nominating your friends and family to do the same!”

People can sign up for the 5kMay challenge at hopehouse.org.uk/5kmay

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