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.


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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Tour De Furness


We are delighted to share an update from the Rotary Club Of Furness. “Nearly £30,000 was raised for charities by the riders taking part in the 2018 Tour de Furness. A presentation was made at Barrow Golf Club to the riders raising the most sponsorship. Over 300 riders took part in the ride which covered …

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Girlguiding 30 days of care challenge


*This event runs from the 1st June – 30th June* Join North Lonsdale Division Guide Association for 30 days of care, a fundraising challenge that encourage us all to think about caring for ourselves, others at home, our community and the environment. For more information about how to get involved, email and download your …

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Walk To Remember 2019


Last year we saw over 800 people come together to remember a loved one whilst supporting the work of St Mary’s Hospice raising a phenomenal £48k! As we are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year we will have lots of new and exciting elements to the evening. We promise you a night to remember… Whether …

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K2B / C2B


Have you thought about doing either the K2B or C2B? Why not do it for us? With registration for the K2B opening in a couple of weeks we are looking for members to join this year’s St Mary’s Hospice teams in the Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow walks. The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk is …

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