Hospice Halloween Fun Run helped by Cornmill Centre donation

Pictured: The team at the Cornmill Centre help us to promote the upcoming Hospice Halloween Fun Run

Participants in our frightful 5k fun run this weekend will be getting more treats than tricks thanks to a donation by Darlington’s Cornmill Centre.

Each person signing up to the Hospice Halloween Fun Run on Sunday 28th October will receive a ghoulish goody bag containing a handy LED torch for trick or treating later in the day.

St Teresa’s Hospice Chief Executive Jane Bradshaw said: “The team at the Cornmill Centre have been fantastic supporters over the years. Not only have they donated drawstring bags for all of our lovely supporters, but they are also giving torches to each person that takes part. This will all help us to make our first Halloween Fun Run a spook-tacular success and a fantastic event for all those taking part.”

The Halloween Fun Run, taking place at Darlington’s South Park, is the second of our new “Hospice 4” 5k events. It follows the successful Summer Fun Run which had runners of all ages and abilities braving the scorching heat in June to raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice.

Mrs Bradshaw added: “Running is so popular at the moment. We had a tremendous response to the Summer Fun Run and we want to build on this to do something bigger and better this October. Each of the Hospice 4 events is open to runners of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes; dogs are welcome too! For the Halloween Fun Run we want to see everyone in their most ghoulishly delightful fancy dress.”

Participants in the hair-raising fund-raiser will be awarded another part of a unique jigsaw medal after completing the seasonal run, and are encouraged to sign up to all four challenges to collect the set.

Susan Young, Centre Manager at the Cornmill Centre, said: “The Halloween Fun Run sounds like devilishly good fun, and all for a great cause. We have supported St Teresa’s Hospice for a number of years now and we were so glad to help out by donating the bags and torches for the Halloween Fun Run. We hope everyone has a brilliant time!”

Runners can enter at https://www.support.darlingtonhospice.org.uk/Hospice4 or sign up on the day at 9.30am. There is an entry fee of £15 for adults aged 16+ and £5 for children aged 5-15. Children under the age of 5 can enter free of charge.

Completing the “Hospice 4” is the Darlington Santa Run at West Park in Darlington on Sunday 2nd December, and at the same venue the St Patrick’s Day Fun Run on Sunday 17th March.

Those who missed the Summer Fun Run are encouraged to contact the Income Generation Team on 01325 254321 or by emailing [email protected] to find out how to get one of the special medals.

The Hospice 4 Fun Runs are kindly sponsored by the Bannatyne Group and Anthony Jones Properties.