Take a Life Changing Challenge for Julia’s House
Why not make the start of the next decade a life changing one by taking up a challenge for Julia’s House? You can trek in deepest Peru, take a marathon walk along the coast, run a five or 10K or plunge through the skies on an exhilarating 120mph skydive – signing up to a Julia’s House 2020 challenge event will ensure it’s a year to remember. And, you will be helping the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity raise money to continue to provide its life-changing care to local children and families.
With over five events to choose from, on two wheels or on foot, with family, with friends or with four-legged friends, it’s a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and achieve something truly amazing in 2020. Even more amazing when you know that while you are taking on your own personal challenge, you are raising funds to help children living with life-limiting conditions and their families with the challenges they face every day. Choose from a once-in-a-lifetime trek to Machu Picchu through the Peruvian Andes mountain range, a walk along the breath-taking Jurassic Coast or among ancient Wiltshire landmarks, a tandem skydive from 13,000 feet, the Big Ride cycle challenge with a choice of three distances, or slip on your running shoes for the new look Run Bournemouth event with a range of distances, junior races and a new dog jog for 2020.
“Our challenge events are so rewarding as you know you’re not only challenging yourself, but you’re also making a life changing difference to local children and their families who face their own huge challenges every day,” says Hannah Miller, Challenge Events Manager for Julia’s House. “Our families are in desperate need of the very special support we provide out and about in the community or at our hospices. We need people to sign up, take a challenge and fundraise, so we can continue to make a life changing difference. There isn’t a better feeling than achieving a personal goal knowing that it is helping others. Spaces are limited so people need to register as soon as they can!”
The challenge season begins on Saturday 7 June with the Jurassic Coast trek along Dorset’s stunning coastline, followed by The Big Jump sky dive on Saturday 1 August. Find out more and sign up at juliashouse.org/events or call Hannah Miller on 01202 644262.
Don’t miss out on your chance to be a Julia’s House life changer.
About Julia’s House:
Julia’s House is a local charity dedicated to supporting the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in Dorset and Wiltshire. Many of these children require round the clock care, which has a huge impact on family life.
Julia’s House provides bespoke care for every family it supports. Parents can choose when, where and how they receive their care – at home, in the community or at one of the charity’s two hospices in Corfe Mullen and Devizes – making it a truly flexible service. Julia’s House is there for the whole family, not just the sick child, providing emotional support and social opportunities for parents, grandparents and siblings to help break the cycle of anxiety and isolation that can impact family life.
This regular respite and support, plus emergency and end-of-life care, is provided completely free to families thanks to the generosity of the local community. Julia’s House relies on public donations, fundraising and legacies for 95 per cent of the money needed to run its vital service. The charity currently supports 166 families across Dorset and Wiltshire and the number is rising as medical and scientific advances mean more children are being born and living longer with life-limiting conditions.
The service that Julia’s House provides has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission and the charity is a Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For.
For more information visit juliashouse.org