Weston Cricket Club successfully hosted local charity Weston Hospicecare’s Mendip Challenge on Sunday, helping to raise thousands for the charity who do excellent work in our community
The Mendip Challenge saw over 1500 people meet at the club, heading off to complete 10, 20 and 30 mile walks. The day started at 5:30 am for the volunteers, who assisted in setting up the event with the Hospicecare team, and organised the logistics of parking almost 300 cars on the ground. The 30 mile group set off at around 7am, with the 20 mile walkers leaving at 10am and the 10 mile team leaving at 11:30am.
In the afternoon, the club was busy with people celebrating their walk, with live music and BBQ food. Fortunately, the earlier rain had blown away, with the walkers enjoying some sun as they started to get back to the club.
Congratulations to all the walkers and runners who completed the event, who all raised funds for a fantastic local charity.
Our club is almost entirely run by volunteers, and we couldn’t run events like this without them. They worked tirelessly all day, helping to park cars, running the BBQ and bar, helping the Hospicecare team to run a great event. A great job by all, well done.
Our thanks to the Hospicecare for choosing our club to host this event. We are also hosting a charity car boot sale and the It’s a Knockout competition for the charity later on in the summer, and it’s great when we can work together to raise some funds and have fun doing so.