A CHILDREN’S hospice that supports youngsters in Swindon is encouraging families to take part in a sponsored sports event in Bath.

Known as The People’s Grand Prix, the annual day of fun held by the Jessie May hospice will see people run, walk, push or wheelchair their way for 3km around the Odd Down Sports Ground's cycle track to raise money for charity.

Guests will have the chance to compete, enjoy live music from singer-songwriter Lottie J, and enjoy activities such as bouncy castles and raffles. Money raised on the day will be shared between Jessie May and the St. James Place Charitable Foundation.

Helen Mackie, community fundraiser at Jessie May, said: “We’re so excited for this year’s People’s Grand Prix! Last year’s event was a roaring success – we raised an incredible £2,400 for each charity and families came together to enjoy not only the track but the live entertainment and great atmosphere.

“This year we’re hoping to raise even more funding and encourage more people to take on the track, whether they choose to walk, run or roller-blade! The track is perfect for wheelchairs and small wheels, including skateboards and scooters, meaning the whole family can get involved, no matter the individual’s age or ability.”

Mark Woodham, who works at a partner practice of St. James’s Place, said: “This is a truly fantastic event for two amazing charities, a brilliant uplifting and enjoyable day. We invite everyone to come along and help make a difference.”

Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children and is almost entirely dependent on public support. To sign up to the charity’s event, visit: www.fullonsport.com/event/peoples-grand-prix-2018/profile