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.


Skydive for St Mary’s


Experience the thrill of free fall from up to 15,000 ft, reaching a speed of about 120 mph! Do something spectacular and jump for charity! Raise funds for St Mary’s and fulfil a lifetime ambition.

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London to Paris Cycle Ride 2021


Join our team and ride London to Paris for a truly inspirational experience; you’ll make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits but most of all make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You could even witness the finale of the world’s greatest cycle race!

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Everest 2021


We would be delighted to welcome you onto this trip of a lifetime trekking to the iconic and stunning Everest Base Camp.

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FREE VIRTUAL EVENT FOR 2020 Over seven years, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get on their bikes, raising £77 million for thousands of charities in the process. This year, we can’t all ride together, but we can unite for My Prudential RideLondon to celebrate cycling and …

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K2B & C2B for St Mary’s Hospice – Postponed until 26.9.2020


Have you thought about doing either the K2B or C2B? Why not do it for us? The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk is a sponsored 40 mile walking and running event in the Lake District. The Coniston to Barrow (C2B) Walk is 21 miles, and takes place on the same day as the K2B. Teams …

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Great North Run 2021


We have 2 more places.. could one be yours? Now rescheduled for  Sunday 12th September 2021.  Interested? Please contact: Mel Dixon, Events and Challenges Manager St Mary’s Hospice, Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston LA12 7JP Or email

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Blencathra 2020 – Rescheduled


UPDATE 29/6/2020  – Our great dawn walk has been rescheduled for  Saturday 5th-Sunday 6th September 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 …

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Virgin London Marathon 2020


          UPDATE 29/6/2020 – This big event was postponed until Sunday 4th October 2020.  Sorry this place has now been allocated.

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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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