Volunteer group supports muddy Dove House challenge

17th Jun

Yorkshire 4×4 Response is often called into action by the emergency services during extreme weather and regularly supports charities with logistics.
The group has more than 100 members who typically perform a variety of roles, including moving people or equipment and accessing areas that cannot be reached by regular vehicles.
Their expertise will be essential in supporting those tackling the five-mile course for Dove House Hospice’s Get Caked! event.
Members will move items around the beautiful grounds of Sledmere House, near Driffield, and rescue any runners who can’t go on any further.
North Humber Raynet, a volunteer emergency communications organisation, will also provide radio communications throughout the event.
Anita Brien, events coordinator for Dove House Hospice, said: “This is a really exciting event as there is nothing else like it in this area and we are really grateful for the support for Yorkshire 4×4 Response and North Humber Raynet.
“Their expertise is vital in make sure our obstacle course is lots of fun for the dozens of fundraisers who will be making their way round.
“The aim is for people to enjoy themselves and, of course, make sure they get really muddy whether they are taking part on their own or as a group.”
Everyone who makes it to the finishing line will be rewarded for their efforts with a delicious slice of cake.
There are still places available for the event and it costs just £25 per person. Anyone over the age of 15 can take part and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Those taking part also need to try to raise at least £50 in sponsorship for the hospice.
Dove House Hospice provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses with its team of nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants and therapists working with patients as individuals.
Registered as a charity in May 1980, the hospice delivers physical, social, psychological and spiritual support, embracing both patients and their friends and families with warmth, understanding and friendship.
Though maintained by some Government funding, the majority of Dove House’s running costs are raised in the local community, meaning there is no charge for any of the hospice’s services.
Get Caked! takes place at Sledmere House on Sunday, June 23. There are staggered start times of 10am, 11am and 12pm. It costs £25 to take part and every participant will receive a T-shirt as well as a medal and a cake on the finishing line.
Get Caked! can be completed solo or as a group and everyone taking part must raise at least £50 in sponsorship. To reserve your place, register online here.

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