A HOSPICE group which helps children and young adults around Wiltshire has organised a series of challenges for fun and fundraising.

Naomi House & Jacksplace hosts its first firewalk in Winchester in February, where participants will walk barefoot over hot coals or equally-painful Lego bricks to raise money for the hospices.

In June, the Clarendon Walk begins and in September, runners will be covered in bright colours for the Glow Run in Basingstoke.

The charity has places available for the National 3 Peaks Challenge, the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge, Mount Kilimanjaro trek, the Pen y Fan Sunrise walk, Dorset Rainbow Run, Everest Base Camp trek, skydives, marathons and more.

Keith Wilson, charity spokesman, said: “It costs more than £8 million to care for life threatened and life limited children, young adults and their families at Naomi House & Jacksplace each year, and the money raised by people taking part in challenge events is vital in ensuring we can deliver first class care."

"No matter what fundraising challenge people decide to take on, they can be happy in knowing that not only are they getting fit and healthy in the New Year, they are also supporting a vital cause and their local hospices.”