A spectacular Foam Fest Fun Run and Family Day in aid of Willow Wood Hospice is being held at St Margaret’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in Glossop.

The school, on Glossop Road, has teamed up with the hospice to hold the fundraising event on Saturday, June 29th from 11am until 4pm.

The main event of the day will be a sponsored run through a course filled with foam which is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

There will also be entertainment, stalls, games, food and refreshments available.

All proceeds will go towards supporting patients from the local community who are receiving care from Willow Wood Hospice.

The hospice, in Ashton-under-Lyne, provides specialist palliative care for adults with life limiting illnesses, both cancer and non-cancer diagnosis.

Samantha Kitch, Fundraising Manager at Willow Wood Hospice, said: “We are excited to team up with St Margaret’s School to put on a day of activities for everyone to enjoy at our Big Foam Fest Fun Run & Family Fun Day.

“We are grateful for the school’s support and hope the day is a great success so we can raise as much money as possible towards supporting patients from the local community in our care at the hospice.”

Grainne Beaumont, Headteacher at St Margaret’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, said the school was delighted to be teaming up with Willow Wood.

She said: “Our pupils have taken part in events in school to raise money for Willow Wood in the past because we know what important work is being done by the hospice for members of our local community.

“We thought it would be a great idea to host an event for all of the family which will also benefit the hospice and involve the whole Glossop community. A massive thank you to Chloe who works in our office who is working with Willow Wood to organise the event. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to St Margaret’s for what promises to be a fantastic day out.”

The school is hoping to repeat the success of its colour run events that have been held for the past two years and attracted hundreds of people.

To sign up, visit https://willowwood.org.uk/events/foam-fest/

It costs £5 for each participant to enter the fun run. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult, who is also registered for and is participating in the fun run. One adult can accompany to children under the age of 16. For more information about the event, please contact the Willow Wood fundraising team on 0161 330 7788 or email fundraising@willowwood.org.uk