Receptionist Nikky Mungeam is to swap headphones for trainers when she takes on the Bristol 10k to raise money for charity Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Nikky, who works in the office of CHSW’s Charlton Farm in Wraxall, has always had an interest in running and has already completed the Bristol 10k twice before.

Now she will make it a hat trick of 10k’s when she takes to the streets of Bristol for the third time on May 19th, whilst trying to raise a target of £1000 for the charity.

Nikky, 57, used to run but stopped several years ago, she’s since been inspired to get back on the open road to raise money for CHSW after seeing the real impact of what they do at work.

She said: “CHSW is an amazing charity set up to care for children, and their families, as they face life-limiting conditions.

“Each day, I see how the hospice makes a difference to the children, their parents, siblings and other family members and friends, as support is given with such care.

“It is a privilege to help raise money for this amazing charity which, in turn, is also giving back to me. 

“Getting my running shoes on again is definitely helping my own wellbeing having lost my mum two years ago.”

Nikky runs the 10k on May 19th and will be cheered on by friends, family, and fellow colleagues at CHSW.