Mad messy fundraiser raises money for St Peter's Hospice

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 October 2019

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Hundreds of fundraisers got mucky for a good cause at the weekend.

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice held its Madmess 5km run at North Somerset Showground, in Wraxall.

People braved the autumnal weather to take part in a run where they were pelted with coloured dust, glitter and bubbles.

Participants were sponsored as they looked to raise as much money as possible for the hospice, in Bristol, which cares for terminally ill patients from across the West of England.

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Broadchurch actor Joe Sims hosted the event on Saturday.

Runners were serenaded by The Ambling Band on their way around the course.

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The hospice hopes to raise tens of thousands of pounds through the fundraiser.

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Last year it raised £6.5million - in addition to money required to run the hospice on a day-to-day basis - to pay for a new inpatients unit, which opened in November 2018.

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run with bubble stations, glitter and paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run. Runners seranaded by The Ambling Band.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Peter's Hospice Madmess family 5k run. Runners seranaded by The Ambling Band. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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