Dove House Hospice calls out for cakes!

Get Caked! Companies encouraged to enter teams to complete charity challenge.

Dove House Hospice is calling on baking enthusiasts across Hull and East Yorkshire to show-off their baking skills for the muddiest challenge in the county.

‘Get Caked!’ is five miles of muddy and wet fun, where runners and walkers can climb over, jump through, crawl under and run across a whole range of natural and man-made obstacles. Those who complete the course will receive a celebratory piece of cake on the finishing line.

For this, the hospice is looking for locals to get involved with the charity event by providing a creation of their own for runners to enjoy after the five-mile obstacle challenge – whether they work at a bakery, or just love to make a good cake!

Anita Brien, Events Coordinator for Dove House Hospice, said: “We’re looking for cakes of all shapes and sizes for this year’s ‘Get Caked!’

“As a local hospice ourselves, we champion our community and would love to get the people of Hull and East Yorkshire involved by making their own bakes for our runners to enjoy after crossing the finishing line. Afterall, what’s a better reward than a piece of cake?

“We’d be extremely grateful for any contributions, whether it’s a classic Victoria sponge or a three-tier celebration cake!”

Taking place at Sledmere House near Driffield on Sunday 23rd June, Get Caked! is the only event of its kind in the area. Perfect for a day out with friends, family, and work colleagues, the muddy challenge is open to anyone over 15.

Though maintained by some Government funding, the majority of Dove House’s running costs are raised in the local community, meaning there is no charge for any of their services.

Caring for people living with a terminal illness across Hull and East Yorkshire, taking part in Get Caked! will ensure that more families can create happy memories together and get the care and support they need.

As specialists in palliative care, Dove House’s services are available to anyone over the age of eighteen who has an illness that can no longer be cured, and incorporates physical, social, psychological and spiritual support. This is delivered by a team that embrace the family and significant others throughout the patient’s illness.

Get Caked! takes place at Sledmere House on Sunday, 23rd June. There are staggered start times of 10am, 11am and 12pm. It costs £25 to take part and every participant will receive a t-shirt as well as a medal and a cake on the finishing line. Those taking part will need to raise at least £50 in sponsorship for the hospice.

Get Caked! can be completed solo or as a group. To reserve your place, register online here.

[Hannah Richardson – Pace Communications]