Nottinghamshire Hospice

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Holding out for our heroes – sign up to a charity challenge for Notts Hospice

A para-triathlete who defied the odds to become a two-times world champion is encouraging people across Nottinghamshire to take on their own life-changing challenge for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Steve Judge, who feared he might never walk again after his right leg was partially amputated following a near-fatal car accident in 2002, appealed for intrepid volunteers at the launch of our ‘Be A Hospice Hero’ campaign.

Steve is the official ambassador for the campaign, which is aiming to raise £50,000, by inviting people to sign up for a series of sponsored challenges, including skydives, running events, trekking mountains and even the Great Wall of China.

Step out of your comfort zone

Now making his living as a motivational speaker, Steve, from Sheffield, is helping us to find people who want to make 2018 the year they step out of their comfort zone and raise money for a good cause all at the same time.

He said: “In my work I talk a lot about how achieving personal goals can change your life and taking on a challenge like this is an excellent way for anybody to experience that.

“So many people would love to do challenges like these and think they’re too far out of their comfort zone, but they’re just the sort of people we want to hear from. The idea of jumping out of a plane or running a marathon might sound crazy now, but just go for it by signing up and leave thinking about how you’re going to achieve it until later!

“I know from my own life what you can achieve if you set your mind to it and I’m confident that this year’s hospice heroes will find that out for themselves too, while raising lots of money for a wonderful cause among the way.”

Two-times paratriathlon world champion, Steve Judge.
Two-times paratriathlon world champion, Steve Judge.

Experience the amazing feeling of achieving your goals and knowing you’ve supported local families who need our help.

Elaine Hopkins, community fundraiser at Nottinghamshire Hospice, said: “Last year’s Hospice Heroes set the bar extremely high when it came to everybody achieving their aims and raising money, but we wanted to see if we could do even better in 2018.

“I took part in a walk along Hadrian’s Wall last year and had to overcome my doubts along the way by reminding myself of who I would be letting down if I gave up. That spurred me on and the feeling of finally completing it was amazing.

“We want more people to experience that feeling, which is why we want as many people as possible to sign up. I’m taking on the Ben Nevis trek this year and the prospect of the climb is daunting, but I’m determined to achieve it.”

Click here to find your perfect charity challenge, or contact the fundraising team on fundraising@nottshospice.org or 0115 910 1008.