Mud run raises over £14,000 for local children with cancer

A muddy obstacle course fundraising event raised over £14,000 on Sunday for Gold Geese, a local charity supporting families affected by childhood cancer.

Around 80 intrepid fundraisers took part in the 2k Nuclear Races event in Brentwood which saw them swinging on ropes across muddy ponds, climbing through tunnels, jumping across giant lily pad pontoons and scaling rope ladders, ending with a steep ‘Death Slide’ into a pool of muddy water.

Gold Geese founder and CEO, Katie Southgate, said: “We’re here for every local family affected by childhood cancer, thanks to the generosity of our amazing fundraisers and community.

“A huge thank you to everyone who gave up their sunny Sunday Bank Holiday morning to join us, get muddy and have fun, we really appreciate your support.”

You can donate to Gold Geese via text. Text GOLD followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70580 (for example, GOLD 50 to donate £50). Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.

  • A donation of £20 could provide toys or comfy new pyjamas for a child with cancer staying in hospital
  • £45 funds an hour’s counselling session for a bereaved family
  • £280 funds a memorial bench for a child who has passed away
  • £400 funds a big end of treatment celebration for friends and family
  • £700 covers the cost of a weekend away for a family to offer respite

For more information about the charity or to learn the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer visit