High Peak MP Ruth George is swapping the polished halls of Westminster for the muddy terrain of the Peak District this weekend as she takes part in this year’s Bog Commander event in aid of Blythe House Hospice.
Ruth takes up the story: “Last year I promised I’d help Blythe House Hospice to raise funds by doing Bog Commander – 6.3km of mud, hills and obstacles – not what MPs are supposed to do!
“After hearing that Blythe House is losing its Lottery funding for Children’s Bereavement Counselling – and having met some of the children who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and been helped by this service, I wanted to help.
“Losing someone we love is never easy, but for children the pain and grief can be overwhelming. Blythe House Hospice’s Bereavement Counselling has supported countless local children through personal tragedy and the Lottery funding cannot be easily replaced.
“I’ve had a chest infection, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to compete in this tough local event, but thanks to our great local NHS my asthma is back in its box and I’m raring to go on Saturday! Please feel free to come and cheer all the competitors on Saturday from 10am, more details at: on the Bog Commander website.
“Please sponsor me to see your MP as you’ve never seen me before – and to help Blythe House continue to support local children who need their kindness, are and professional skills. Thank you!”
You can sponsor Ruth via her Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruth-george8
More details on the Bog Commander website: http://www.bogcommander.co.uk