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Hundreds take part in Bury St Edmunds Splash Out! event at Nowton Park in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospice




More than 800 people helped raise over £20,000 in aid of East Anglia's Children Hospices (EACH) in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

The event, named 'Bury St Edmunds Splash Out!', took place in Nowton Park and saw participants of all ages line up to take part in the water and foam filled 5km obstacle course.

Becky Redbond, events fundraising manager for EACH, said: “This was truly a splash-tastic occasion, with over 800 people enjoying the water and foam obstacles.

Competitors enjoy the Bury St Edmunds Splash Out! in aid of EACH..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (49129420)
Competitors enjoy the Bury St Edmunds Splash Out! in aid of EACH..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (49129420)

"It was great to see so many people back at one of our events, and together they’ve helped raise just over £20,000."

A number of obstacle courses were situated around the course, as runners tackled 'Treacherous Tunnels', 'Dive to Victor', 'Slide & Splash', 'Stepping Stones' and 'Giant Ball Pit'

After it was initially cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the money raised has highlighted the importance of fundraising events for EACH.

Competitors enjoy the Bury St Edmunds Splash Out! in aid of EACH..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (49129440)
Competitors enjoy the Bury St Edmunds Splash Out! in aid of EACH..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (49129440)

"Events like this are so important to EACH. Together, they usually bring in around £275,000 a year, so they’ve obviously been really missed over the last year-and-a-half or so," Becky said.

"Our next one in Suffolk is the Piglet, Junior Hog, a mud and obstacle run for families taking place at Wantisden Hall on Sunday, July 25."

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