Redbourn girls are ready to get mucky all over again in Mud Pack Challenge

Girls4D after the Mud Pack Challenge in 2014

Girls4D after the Mud Pack Challenge in 2014 - Credit: Archant

A Redbourn mum is set to get filthy with 14 of her friends when they join St Francis Hospice’s third Mud Pack Challenge next month, in memory of her late husband.

Sian Duddy, 45, and the Girlz4d (Girls for Darren) team will be taking part to say thank you to the hospice for the care given to much-loved dad-of-three Darren, who passed away at the hospice two years ago aged just 44.

“Darren was at the hospice for a week before he died and the care he received was amazing,” said, Sian, mum to Erin, 12, Harry, ten, and stepdaughter Georgina, 19.

“From the moment he arrived, he – and we – felt safe and secure and we could all relax. The hospice managed his pain, he could eat anything he wanted and it was a completely nurturing environment.

“We’re doing this partly in memory of Darren, but also for the hospice because we’re only too aware of the limited funding it gets and we want to do anything we can to help.”

Two years ago Girls4d took part in the first Mud Pack Challenge, raising over £17,000 for the hospice, and they hope to raise a grand total again this year. You can support them by clicking here.

Hospice events manager Fran Martin said: “We’re so excited about Mud Pack III. The last two years have been amazing but this year we have even more fun planned and more fantastic obstacles, and we’ll be springing a few surprises!”

The event is open to anyone with a basic level of fitness so it’s perfect for individuals aged 15 or over and also fantastic fun for families, friends, teams and work colleagues. All that’s needed is a sense of adventure and a willingness to get muddy!

Places are limited and entries accepted on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay, get your pack together and secure your place today.

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Registration costs £35 and participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 to help the hospice raise the £4.8m it needs every year to fund its free care for people living with life-limiting illness – 80% of which it relies on from voluntary donations.