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Take part in Chesterfield’s family-friendly Halloween Fun Run for Ashgate Hospicecare

Local Martial Arts club, Unit 1, are sponsoring the Chesterfield Halloween Fun Run and Walk at Queen’s Park on Saturday October 26th and are asking our local community to dress up and raise much-needed funds for Ashgate Hospicecare.

Dave Cartawick, of Unit 1 Fitness & Marshall Arts, has been supporting the hospice for many years and knows the importance of giving back to the local community. Dave said, “This is the second year we will be sponsoring the Halloween Fun Run and the fourth year we will be sponsoring the Santa Fun Run. They’re absolutely amazing events and everyone has so much fun doing them! I love seeing hundreds of people dressed up at the start line knowing that every single person involved is helping a someone in need of hospice care.”

John Cannon of Cannon Events has worked closely with Dave in organising these unique events over the years. John said: “The care provided by Ashgate Hospicecare is second to none. You can’t ask for more for your family member or friend than to have compassionate and dignified care right to the end. I also know that the bereavement support they offer can be truly life-changing for those who have lost loved ones.”

“It’s a pleasure to be able to do what I love and put on these events that bring our community together for a great local cause. The Fun Runs gather momentum year on year, and the Halloween Fun Run in particular is great fun for all the family. The event is open to people of all ages and abilities and it’s not necessary to run at all if you don’t want to. There is a 1.5k and a 5k distance to choose from and the event will be fully marshalled for your safety.”

“Come and join us on Saturday 26th October from 5pm and dress up as your favourite scary character, run as a family, parent and child, a group of friends or just yourself if you’d like!”

To join the Unit 1 Chesterfield Halloween Fun Run and Walk 2019, or for more information, click here. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal, with an additional goody bag for children under 16.

If you would like to download a fundraising pack or sponsorship forms to start raising money for Ashgate Hospicecare, click here. Every penny raised will help to ensure that local people can access specialist support when the worst happens. If you’d like any help with your fundraising, the Ashgate Hospicecare Fundraising Team will be happy to help. Please get in touch on 01246 567250 or email

Note that this event is organised by Cannon Events in support of Ashgate Hospicecare and is not an Ashgate Hospicecare event.

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Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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