Great News – Mad March Hare T-Shirts and Vests are now available in 2020 Orange
This year we are pleased to announce that you can pre-order your T-Shirts and Vest in fabulous 2020 Orange. These will be available to collect at the event but you must get your orders in no later than 10th March 2020.
Christmas Fayre/Craft Sale
Saturday 14th December 2019
All set up ready for the Christmas Fayre/Craft sale tomorrow
10-1 Lawn Manor Academy, Falmouth Grove, SN3 1EL
Launch of the Mad March Hare 2020 Event
The 1st November marked the official launch of the 13th Mad March Hare which will take place on Sunday 22nd March 2020.
The annual quiz raises money to support the running of the Mad March Hare event meaning that unlike many other events 100% of the entrant’s fee goes directly to our chosen charity, Breast Cancer Now. The quiz night was a huge success raising over £1,000 with 27 teams and 169 people attending. The event is always fantastically supported by local people, running groups, walking groups and dedicated quizzers. We need to thank our wonderful quiz master Bill, who led the teams through their paces with some tricky questions and of course Swindon Town for the venue. The winning team were ‘Westlea Runners’ who stormed to the lead by 8 points over second place ‘The Flam Chops’. In fourth place were first timers ‘The Team with No Name’. Team member Dave Franklin who attending with his wife and family said ‘it was such a fantastic night and for such a great cause, the support from the local community was amazing, we will be back next year!’.
Many thanks to everyone who took part.
The amount raised will go a long way toward the costs of running next year’s event.
Last years’ Mad March Hare event saw our biggest numbers on the day of over 580. Runners, walkers and joggers, buggies and four legged friends turned out on a beautiful sunny morning to take part in the friendly walk/jog/run event over 5 and 10k routes in West Swindon with virtual runs and walks taking place across England and around the world.
Judging by the success of the quiz night the organisers are hoping 2020’s Mad March Hare event will be even bigger!
Chair of the Mad March Team, Margaret Nicholson told the quizzers ‘our event, which is in its 13th year, has raised over £123,000 so far and we hope to make 2020 another successful year. We would like to thank the teams who took part as well as the many individuals and local companies who generously donated raffle prizes. Mad March Hare has grown in popularity over the years as it appeals to both families wanting to enjoy the fun and to more serious runners. We hope to smash our numbers in 2020 year so book early to avoid disappointment’.
Team member Esther Newman said ‘This is our thirteenth year and although we are not superstitious, this year has started really well for us so maybe 13 is our lucky number!’
Registration is now open for the 2020 Mad March Hare event. The 5km or 10km routes will take walkers, joggers and runners around a circular route of West Swindon and the popular Lydiard Park.
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The Mad March Hare Team are proud to announce the 2019 fundraising total
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Mad March Hare this year and of course thanks to our amazing sponsors. We’ve just closed the books and the team are delighted to announce our 2019 fundraising total for Breast Cancer Now is £10,500.
The fundraising continues and here are some dates for your diary:
- Saturday 7th September, Mamma Mia Movie and Greek Supper Night
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Friday 1st November, Mad March Hare Quiz Night
- Friday 15th November, Celebration Black Tie Ball, Blunsdon House Hotel
- Sunday 22nd March 2020, Mad March Hare 2020
Shop and Support Mad March Hare at Waitrose
If you shop in Waitrose in Wichelstowe, Mad March Hare will be one of the causes/groups supported by the Green Token scheme ‘Community Matters Box’ from 1st to 31st January 2019. A big thank you to Waitrose. All our fundraising helps us set up the event and ensures that 100% of our entry fees goes to Breast Cancer Now.
Merger with Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now are uniting to create one breast cancer charity.
We’re excited to announce Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now are uniting to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From April 2019, we’ll be the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity.
From research to care, our new charity will have people affected by breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we’ll have the ability to carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care.
By coming together we’ll be stronger and speak with one clear voice for everyone affected by breast cancer — now and in the future. With our combined passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we’ll make greater progress in more effective ways.
Together, we are united in the aim that, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and everyone receives the support they need to live well now.
For more details, go to https://breastcancernow.org/about-us/who-we-are/merger-with-breast-cancer-care
The annual Mad March Hare quiz kicks off fundraising
On 1st November 17 teams hopped over to the Mad March Hare annual quiz night which was held at Swindon Town Football Club launching fund raising activities for the 2019 event with a total of £854.
The Mad March Hare team also took the opportunity to announce that the total raised at the 2018 event was £9,636.
The room was packed with friendly competitive quizzers and Quiz Master Bill Gibbons put the teams through their paces with rounds that included quiz favourites History, Geography, Sport and Film. Everyone enjoyed the popular ploughman’s supper which has now become a tradition with Mad March Hare Quizers.
The winning team was ‘Usual Suspects’ and the runners up were ‘Hell Toupe’.
We would like to thank the teams who took part as well as the many local companies who generously donated raffle prizes.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Mad March Hare event, put the date in your diary, Sunday 24th March 2019.
To take part virtually, on the day itself or volunteer at the event, please go to http://www.madmarchhare.org.uk/, email at email@example.com or call 0845 6808064.
Looking for your first challenge of 2018?
Look no further; entry is open for this year’s Mad March Hare in aid of Breast Cancer Now. Sign Up and keep training to take part in the fun event in West Swindon, which welcomes people of all ages and abilities to get out and enjoy taking exercise. Come on your own or bring your family or friends or your dog to walk, jog or run the 5km or 10km circular route of West Swindon and Lydiard Park.
The Mad March Hare will take place on Sunday 24th March 2019, starting and finishing at Lydiard Park Academy.
Can’t make it on the day? No problem – you can now enter our Virtual Mad March Hare.
Register for your virtual place by choosing the VIRTUAL event option when you register and you will receive an official event number. Send us evidence of your completion of an either 5km or 10km run, jog or walk and we’ll send you the popular Mad March Hare Medal. Evidence can be a photo of your timing device, alongside your event number and if possible, a photo of you on your walk/run. The Virtual event closes 31st March 2019 so be sure to complete it on or before then.