Be a Born Hero and help hospice

Taking part in Born Survivor.
Taking part in Born Survivor.

One team. One world record. One thousand people. One hundred thousand pounds. ONE hospice.

The Lancaster Guardian and The Visitor have teamed up with Fitness Formation and Born Survivor to raise £100,000 toward the Save Our Hospice campaign for St John’s in Lancaster.

We are bidding to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest team ever to take part in an organised obstacle course event – by bringing together 1,000 people for Born Survivor at Lowther Castle, in the Lake District, on April 4 2015.

For those unsure of what Born Survivor is, it’s one of the UK’s toughest 10km events, featuring more than 30 military inspired obstacles to tackle along the way.

We want each member of team ‘Fitness Formation Born Heroes’ to raise a minimum £100 each – that £100 represents four hours of care by St John’s Hospice team, who work with people with life-limiting illness both at the Slyne Road Hospice and people’s homes.

Everybody knows someone whose life has been touched by the incredible work they do. So if you do ONE thing this year – become a Born Hero.

Along the road we will provide team support, including exercise and nutrition advice and session courtesy of the experts at Fitness Formation.

And anybody who raises more than £199 for the Save Our Hospice campaign will have their Born Survivor registration fee refunded.

This is the biggest event in the Save Our Hospice campaign so far – we launched it last year to raise half a 
million pounds to ensure its survival for future generations.

The £500,000 figure represents the deficit currently carried by St John’s.