Community pulls together to support Dove House’s first event after lockdown

Local charity thanks everyone who took part in its recent fundraising event.

Get Caked is the muddiest challenge in East Yorkshire. Involving five miles of muddy wet fun in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside of Sledmere House, participants climbed over logs, crawled through muddy trenches, jumped through tyres and took on the Sledmere Slide, all while raising money for Dove House.

The hospice relies on big events like these to raise essential funds to support end of life patients and their families. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns hit the hospice hard, but as things start to be lifted they are hoping events like this will help them get back on their feet.

Anita Brien, Events Coordinator at Dove House, had this to say: “We couldn’t be prouder of the lovely people who support the hospice, they are rallying round to make sure that our events are kicking off with a bang.

“It has been a worrying time for us and yet people are still here, picking up their Get Caked T-shirts and willing to get muddy and run obstacle ‘mountains’ for us. We are so incredibly grateful and humbled for their support.”

Karinda Jones, Head of Communications & Events, added: “The event was a huge success, with 450 people taking part throughout the day. We are incredibly grateful for those that conquered Get Caked and supported Dove House. The hospice is thrilled to have events back up and running and 2021 will hopefully be a better year for everyone.”

To find out more about Dove House and get involved in fundraising, please visit