Your challenge will help our patients and their loved ones facing their own challenges, by ensuring they have St Mary’s support when they need it most.

My name is Lauren McKenny, and I’m the Junior Sister at St Mary’s Hospice. Thank you for considering taking up a challenge for St Mary’s, our wonderful charity, that I am so proud to work for. I would like to share with you the difference your support for us will make for the team I am privileged to be part of.

I believe it’s important for you to know that the challenge you take on – however you choose to do this will make a big difference to the patients, their families and carers who come to St Mary’s for care, comfort and support. We have a range of services which thanks to the generosity of people like you we can offer free to our community. Through our Living Well activity enabling people to enhance their quality of life and wellbeing after the diagnosis of a life shortening illness, to our nine bed Inpatient Unit, respite care, Hospice At Home Team, Family and Bereavement Support we can continue to be here for when people need us most. This all really matters to our community. Over the years that I have worked at St Mary’s, I’ve seen many patients and families be supported by the work that we do. Your fundraising activity means that we can do more to reach as many people who need our help in our community as possible. By taking part in a challenge for us, we’ll be able to be there for our patients and their families facing challenging times.

So on their behalf, I would like you to encourage you to take part in a challenge to raise vital funds for St Mary’s Hospice. I have done a skydive, an amazing experience that I have never forgotten! And climbed Skiddaw AT NIGHT, coming down to the most incredible views with fellow St Mary’s fundraisers. Whatever you choose, whether it’s a cycle, swim, run or a charity walk we have a fundraising challenge for everyone! And you will be helping to make a real difference for people across our community when they need our help. Thank you.

Total Warrior 2018

We currently have the following challenges coming up! Just contact our Fundraising Team on 01229 580305 or email for more information.


Great Manchester Run 2020


  Apply to Mel Dixon, Community Development Manager, St Mary’s Hospice, Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston LA12 7JP Or email to     T&Cs Great Manchester Run        

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Great North Run 2020


Great North Run BALLOT ONLY places apply now!           Great North Run 2020      Application T&Cs Great North Run Download the forms above and return the completed application to: Mel Dixon, Community Development Manager, St Mary’s Hospice, Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston LA12 7JP Or email to

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Blencathra 2020


We are delighted to announce that our night climb for 2020 will be to the breath-taking summit of Blencathra. This year we have two routes to the summit; the harder climb is via Halls Fell Ridge; with the moderate option of going via Doddick Fell. Both walks will come together on the summit giving you …

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Virgin London Marathon 2020


Event now open for applications, good luck! London Marathon 2020 Application T&Cs London Marathon Return the completed form to: Mel Dixon, Community Development Manager, St Mary’s Hospice, Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, LA12 7JP Or email:    

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Born Survivor


The Iconic Military event… Free places in return for a minimum sponsorship of £150pp. Not only do you have the amazing challenge of completing 30 military obstacles in all conditions, but everyone who completes this course gets a free T-shirt and medal as a memento of your day. The first 30 people to sign up …

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Survival Of The Fittest


Now in its 12th year, Rat Race Survival of the Fittest is the longest running 10km obstacle running series anywhere in the World and this year they are coming to the stunning location of Shap Abbey. This truly is the ultimate challenging day out with your mates.You will have great fun encountering water, mud, ice …

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Across The Bay Walk


We are delighted to announce the return of the magnificent Cross Bay Walk for St Mary’s Hospice which takes place on Sunday 22nd 2019. Our new guide Michael Wilson will lead the walk across glorious Morecambe Bay. Setting off from Arnside Promenade and finishing at Kent’s Bank. The stunning walk is approximately 8.5 miles and …

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Keep calm and eat cake!


“You could help us fundraise by jumping out a plane or walking a mountain, or you could just eat cake!” Would you like to do some fundraising for our 30th anniversary? You can help by holding a bake sale on the 30th of any month throughout 2019. Email for any more information. Print the …

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Across The Bay Walk


To coincide with our 30th Anniversary we have managed to secure not one, but two dates for the iconic “Cross Bay Walk!!!!  9/06/2019 at 10:00 am and 22/09/2019 at 10:45 am  ☀️☀️ Please be aware these places literally flew out last year and we sadly had to disappoint a lot of people, which we never …

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Barrow Santa Dash


4k Walk or Run Saturday 23rd November 2019 @ 1:30 pm Everything you need to know about your place in the Barrow 4KM Santa Dash PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PLACE FOR THE SANTA DASH Join us for an afternoon of fun to get you in the festive spirit and raise vital funds for …

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