St Albans firm remembers Caroline as hundreds take on Mud Pack Challenge

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

A St Albans business has been getting muddy to raise money in memory of a former colleague.

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

An 18-strong team from the kitchen sink and tap manufacturer were among the 650 intrepid mud-lovers showing their support for The Hospice of St Francis by participating in a Mud Pack Challenge at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.

The Blanco team were paying tribute to Caroline Keates, who died at the hospice in April after being diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

Blanco managing director Simon Hart said: "The hospice has taken care of Caroline as well as our marketing manager John Robinson's mum, so we wanted to do something to remember them and support the hospice and the life-changing work it does. We wanted to give something back and we certainly did."

This year's challenge raised £70,000, and over the last six years the event has raised over £1m, which goes towards the £5 million the hospice needs annually to continue running.

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

Danik Bates couldn't keep hold of his lead at the Torun parkrun. Picture: Stevenage Striders

Danik Bates couldn't keep hold of his lead at the Torun parkrun. Picture: Stevenage Striders - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Fr

The Mud Pack Challenge 2019 raised funds for The Hospice of St Francis.Picture: The Hospice of St Francis - Credit: Archant


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