Father and sons jump at chance to get filthy again for a muddy good cause

James Redburn and his dad, John PNL-150928-101502001
James Redburn and his dad, John PNL-150928-101502001

More than 800 people have signed up to get muddy at this year’s Hospice of St Francis’ Mud Pack Challenge on Sunday, October 18, but there are still 100 places available for anyone who wants to get filthy for a good cause.

Last year’s event raised £133,0000 in sponsorship for the hospice.

James Redburn, aged 22, his brother Tom and dad John took part last year in memory of mum and wife Yvonne who died in 2009 from stomach cancer, aged just 51. And the father-and-sons team is coming back for more this year.

James said: “Getting muddy was really, really good fun and unlike anything we’d done before and we all jumped at the chance to take part again.

“We raised £420 in 2014 and are hoping we can add at least £150 this time around in order to give back what we can to the nurses who supported the family during Mum’s illness.”

Register to take part in the Mud Pack Challenge at www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/mud-pack-ii

To sponsor the Redburn family, visit www.justgiving.com/James-Redburn/