Paying it forward. Wallis Lynch take to the mud...

Paying it forward. Wallis Lynch take to the mud...

05 Jun 11:00 by Claire Maclachlan


At the turn of the year I vowed that we would get organised and start to pay forward some kindness to our local community on a regular basis. Some we have done in private and some are more fitting as public challenges, so following a very successful easter egg collection for Barnardos the team are taking on their first physical challenge with more to follow throughout the year (feel free to email us any ideas you want to see us take on

I have convinced (read shamelessly bullied) the Wallis Lynch team to join me in their first mud run Mudnificent 7 OCR & Expo fundraising for Zoë's Place Hospice Coventry. Please give generously for this worthy cause, whilst I always love the chance to release my inner tom boy, mud and climbing, the others most definitely do not. Comedy photo evidence will of course be provided after the event. For all but two of us this will be their first Obstacle Course Race, 3 of the team have never run further than for the bus during their school days. 

The Wallis Lynch team are taking on The Mudnificent 7 on Saturday 12th August. 

7k of off road running, 7 sadistic race directors, 7 sections of relentless obstacles and an immeasurable amount of mud...

We have a team goal to beat and your donation can really help us smash this goal.

In 2016 Zoë’s Place had 50+ fearless challengers take on the Mudnificent Seven and raised just over £5,000. This year they want to beat this incredible performance with more runners and an even bigger fundraising total! 

Thank you for your support (spectators are welcome to cheer us on/laugh and point on the day, let us know if you want to join us)

About Zoë’s Place
The staff at Zoë’s Place provide care and support 24 hours a day for both the child and family. They are here to offer respite care through the most difficult of times to ensure the needs of the child and their families are met.

The majority of the support they give at Zoë’s Place is respite care. All of the babies at the Hospice have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and require differing levels of 24 hour support on a one-to-one basis. Zoë’s Place offers our parents and carers a chance to recharge their batteries or to spend time with their other children.

The value of this respite care to the families cannot be underestimated and many families say that they simply would not be able to cope without the help and support of the team.

The Hospice is designed to be a `home away from home’ in which the babies feel comfortable and are able to get the most out of the very special facilities. Alongside the care that they offer to the children they also support the whole family with support through their parent support network and the sibling groups.

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Thank you for helping us make a difference. See you in the mud!