Mud, sweat and tyres at OCR charity event!

Last Saturday, Box & Charnock Foundation held a mudtastic OCR charity event at the FIT4OCR centre at Radwell, Herts to raise money for the Keech Children’s Hospice.  And what a successful day it was ……

Participants ran, jumped, climbed and crawled over cold water trenches, rough terrain and twenty other obstacles in order to reach the finishing line as quickly as possible, leaving many covered in mud!




_mg_1301Congratulations to first place winners, Donna Vandervelden and Joe Hamblin. Ben McDonald and Pete Isaacson claimed the muddiest face awards

A special OCR thanks to:

Chief cook Peter Sturgess who cooked up a tasty BBQ which was washed down with plenty of beer,

Box & Charnock’s very own star baker, Stacey Reddick who provided cupcakes, brownies and other sweet treats…..

Photographers Ian Govier and Chizelle Peck, who have between them provided us with more than 500 photographs available below.


_mg_1496The wonderful Marc Trussell and Gill Govier  from FIT4OCR for getting everyone caked in mud, sweat and tyre prints

Overall the event raised over £600 for the Keech Children’s Hospice Care, which is excellent news!

“We are really grateful to everybody who gave up their time to come along and support us, both the spectators and participants.”

“We had a fabulous afternoon and collectively coughed up over £600 for Keech, which of course, is what it was all about.”

“Feedback has been fantastic and everyone had a great time, so much so that we are looking to organise another one in the Spring  next year,” said Jennifer Sturgess, the event organiser.


Keech Hospice provides emotional and practical support to adults and children from Beds, Herts and Milton Keynes that have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition.  The Hospice provides its services free of charge, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and the aim is to help patients enjoy the highest quality of life, while also providing vital support for their family and friends.

With only around a quarter of its income coming from statutory sources, The Hospice relies heavily on voluntary donations and fundraising activities by organisations like ourselves in order to secure the additional funds it needs.



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