Radio station superheroes raise over £300 for Treetops Hospice Care

Published on: Tuesday, 17th September 2019
L-R: Clare Smiley, Anjelica Dabbs, Jeannie Nicolas and Lucy Brierley

A group of Erewash Sound presenters who dressed as superheroes to take on a fundraising assault course challenge have raised over £300 for a borough based hospice care service.

Claire Smiley, Jeannie Nicolas and Lucy Brierley dressed as Wonder Woman whilst Anjelica Dabbs took part as the radio station's very own superhero to take on KAPOW! which was held at Markeaton Park in Derby on September 1st 2019.

Hundreds of participants took part in the challenge at the city park to raise funds for Risley based Treetops Hospice Care with the KAPOW! course presenting 10 giant inflatable obstacles across a 5km course, designed to be tackled at running, jogging or walking pace.  Inflatables included the Stairs of Doom, The Alternator, the Holy Cow Maze, The Mangle and, at the finish, The Foam Splat.

After embarking on their initial fundraising drive and then tackling the course with her fellow superhero presenters, Clare Smiley said: "I'm happy to report that I have finished collecting and adding up our sponsor money.  Our team 'Erewash Sound' managed to raise £324 in total for Treetops Hospice Care!  Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping us to raise money for this very worthwhile cause."

Treetops supports people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.  It also supports their carers and families.  All services are provided free of charge. The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run - about £7,500 per day with 70% of this coming from charitable donations and fundraising events.   More details can be viewed at www.treetopshospice.org.uk

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