I was going to write a blog when we got to 100 participants, then 200 participants but we’ve now reached 230 and there’s loads to tell you about! 
Firstly, I’m so excited to have reached 260 participants. It’s great that the people of Hull and East Yorkshire are getting involved and we’ve smashed our original target of 250 taking part. And this many participants means we’ve had to close one of the start times as over 100 have signed up to the 11am wave. Will we have to add another start time? Keep an eye on our social media to find out. 
 
We’re also really pleased to welcome other charities to the event. Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University, Saint Catherine’s Hospice and WISHH have all signed up as charity partners meaning they will benefit from a portion of registration fees and you’ll also see them on the day of the event. 
There’s loads of other charities being represented on the day as well. 
 
This is the first time we have run an event in this way, welcoming other charities to be part of something the hospice is organising. We’ve thought about it for a while and Get Caked seemed the perfect event to get started! Mass participation events such as this are always best when you have a huge crowd of people taking part – the atmosphere is always better and of course it raises more money! We’re lucky at Dove House that we have the resources and support teams in place to process big events like this but we know some of the smaller more local charities can’t and it’s great that we can offer them an event like this to promote to their supporters. 
 
Because of where Sledmere is we’ve been able to promote the event to a wider audience than just Hull and East Yorkshire. Saint Catherine’s Hospice is in Scarborough and it’s great to be able to work with our neighbouring hospice. But people are raising money for Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and charities further afield. 
 
So the next step is to confirm all the obstacles. Dove House Events Assistant Vikki has planned the route and the fabulous team at Sledmere are putting together plans to make it all possible. There will be more obstacles than last year – and loads more mud! And don’t worry if you’ve seen photos from last year – the awesome slide will definitely be back! 
 
Check back in a few weeks for a sneak-peek at some of the obstacles and more details on what to expect from the route. 
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