Wacky Southampton fun run raises over £10,000 for local hospices

Naomi House & Jacksplace recently held their very first 5k Mix Up fun run at Fairthorne Manor, Southampton, which raised over £10,000 for the charity.

Over 350 people took part in the event, including Naomi House families, nurses, carers, supporters and the local community. Participants were dunked in gunge, pelted with colourful powdered paint and covered in foam around the 5k route. 

Charlotte Patrick, Events Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace said: “We are over the moon with the success of the 5k Mix Up! It has made a staggering amount of money for the charity, and sponsors are still coming in! We’ve had brilliant feedback from the supporters that took part and it was great to see the colourful, messy crowds crossing the finishing line at the end of the run. The combination of gunge, paint and foam made sure that everyone had lots of laughs on the day (and a few screams in the gunge!) Thank you so much to everyone who took part.”

A 5k Mix Up participant said:

‘Thank you for yesterday, we had such a blast! Naomi House have helped my brother a lot in his youth and it was great to finally give something back.’

So far, this event has raised over £10,000 for Naomi House & Jacksplace, which is enough to fund 10 days of vital sibling support for a brother or sister of a seriously ill child or young adult that attends Naomi House & Jacksplace.

If you would like to take part in a fun run to support Naomi House & Jacksplace, visit the charity’s calendar of events: www.naomihouse.org.uk/events.

Naomi House & Jacksplace are hospices based in Winchester for children and young adults from across central southern England with life limiting illnesses. By taking part in the 5k Mix Up, participants contributed towards the £9.2 million the charity needs to raise every year to be able to offer vital services such as respite care, end of life care and post bereavement care to families who need it most. More information about the charity can be found by visiting: www.naomihouse.org.uk.