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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

East Lancashire Hospice Bubble Rush 2019

The East Lancs Hospice Bubble Rush is on Saturday 27th April and will be held in the grounds of Pleckgate High School in Blackburn.

I'm really excited to share with you my collaboration with the East Lancashire Hospice to help them share information about the 5k Bubble Rush. 

Saturday 27th April 2019

This is a sponsored, family friendly, fun 5k which will be held at Pleckgate High School in Blackburn. You can run, walk, dance or skip the route through the colourful foamy bubble stations. The route is two laps so if you aren't up to the full course then you can just do one lap and have fun in the event village which will feature live music, photo booths and fun for all the family. 

You can book your place by clicking this link 

Join the Groovy Green 11am start or the Hello Yellow 12pm start

Registration costs £15 for adults and £6 for children (under 3s are free) and this includes a t-shirt and a medal. 

Participants are asked to pledge to raise £25 in sponsorship for the charity which goes towards supporting the care the hospice provides.  I have two places available that I'm going to raffle off on my personal Facebook page and this will be open to anyone who can come along on the day. 


More about East Lancashire Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a hospice offering care and support for people in Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

The hospice has a 10-bed inpatient unit, as well as a range of community services, complimentary therapies, creative and support therapies and bereavement support.

To care for patients within the community, they need to raise £3.7 million a year. This is not an easy task but it is thanks to events like this, they can achieve their fundraising targets.

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East Lancashire Hospice

RAFFLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS * 100 numbers will be available for purchase * This raffle will begin at 18:00 on 17th February 2019 and finish at 22:00 on 31 March 2019 or sooner if all numbers are bought * This raffle is open to any of my friends/followers aged 18 or above who reside in the UK. * There is no cash alternative to the giveaway * There is one (1) prize in total which is a two entries to the East Lancashire Hospice 5k Bubble Rush which will be held on Saturday 27th April 2019 - the entries can be for either adult or child to either the 11am or the 12pm start time * Raffle numbers can be bought for £1 each and participants can purchase any amount of numbers * Entries will only be accepted as instructed and any entrant that does not complete the qualifying requirements will be disqualified * The winner will be chosen by using a random number generator and will be contacted direct * The prize has been provided by in conjunction with East Lancashire Hospice and Viva PR * The prize winner will be asked to provide their email address so that contact can be made to arrange prize delivery * Please contact me for further clarification on any of these T&C *