Two years ago, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice introduced Operation MUD to its events calendar, and since 2017, hundreds of people have taken on the muddy 5km course to raise money for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. Now the charity is seeking brave individuals and teams to take on the UK’s muddiest obstacle course this summer.
This year’s Operation MUD will take place on Saturday 13th July at the award-winning Nuts Challenge course at Henfold Lakes near Dorking. Not one for the faint-hearted, the 5km military-style course has over 60 natural and man-made obstacles, and involves climbing, crawling, scrambling, and a lot of mud!
Evie White, Events Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House said: “We’ve had so much positive feedback about Operation MUD over the last two years and are delighted that we can offer people the chance to take part again this summer. Mud runs and obstacle courses have really grown in popularity in recent years, and I think this is mostly because they appeal to lots of different people.
“We need to raise £6,850 every day to provide all our specialist care services – both at the hospice and in families’ own homes across East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. Events like Operation MUD are vitally important us, both in terms of raising funds and awareness.
“The event is great fun to take part in as an individual or with friends, but is also a brilliant team-building exercise. Whether you’re racing against the clock or just enjoying getting muddy, you’ll know that you’re doing it to raise money for a worthwhile cause.
“We haven’t set a minimum sponsorship for Operation MUD, but hope that participants will be inspired to raise as much as they can. The money raised will help us to continue helping local children with life-shortening conditions and their families.”
Early bird registration for Operation MUD is £39 per person, this rises to £44 per person from June 7th. For more information visit www.chestnut-tree-house-org.uk/operationmud
To find out more about upcoming events and the different ways your business can support Chestnut Tree House, visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01903 871846 / 01323 725095.