News Flash

News Flash

News Flash After much deliberation the Mad March Hare Team has decided that due to operational challenges we will once again be running our event virtually. Sorry to disappoint our many keen supporters but we know you’ll understand our reasoning as we want to keep our reputation for offering a welcoming, fun and safe event. We are keen to bring our event back in 2023 so keep up your training and sign up for our virtual event.  Your registration fee will help us raise funds for our chosen charity Breast Cancer Now. Complete your Virtual 5k or Virtual 10k either as a Walk, a Jog or a Run, send us proof of completion and we will send you a fabulous Mad March Hare Medal. We’re…

Fundraising Dinner Night

Fundraising Dinner Night

Fundraising Dinner Night – Tuesday 8th Feb 2022 at 7pm Do you fancy a night out at the Lalbagh Indian Cuisine restaurant to enjoy an excellent  two course meal?  The Team at Mad March Hare have teamed up with the Lalbagh to offer this special deal which also includes Take Away meals. For Take Away orders, there is no need to book, just ring 01793535577 and order from the main menu quoting ‘Mad March Hare’. The  proceeds from event go towards running the Mad March Hare event which raises funds for Breast Cancer Now.

Brilliant Christ Church Christmas Fayre

Brilliant Christ Church Christmas Fayre

Christ Church Christmas Fayre Two members of the Mad March Hare team, Eunice and Margaret joined many other stall holders at Christ Church Christmas Fayre in Swindon on Saturday 20th November.  The support was amazing and their Tombola sold out in the first hour swiftly followed by their cakes.  The stall raised a little over £232 for the Mad March Hare funds. Grateful thanks to both Tesco and Asda for their generous donations of chocolates for our tombola.

Fabulous Quiz Night

Fabulous Quiz Night

What an Incredible Amount Raised. Get 126 people together on a cold autumn evening and what have you got?  Well, a fun-filled Fabulous Quiz Night 2021 that has raised £1,333 for the Mad March Hare of course.  An incredible amount and we are so very grateful to all 21 teams for taking part. Proceeds from the night will go a long way to cover the costs of staging our 15th event scheduled for 20th March 2022. We are very grateful to everyone who supported the evening.  Our Quizmaster Bill Gibbons and the staff from Swindon Town Football Club did a terrific job. Results Done and Dusted Wooden Spoon Winners The Drumming Dunces We hope to welcome everyone back next year but if you’re up for another…

Excited to Announce the Mad March Hare Quiz 2021

Excited to Announce the Mad March Hare Quiz 2021

To help cover our running costs, we are raising funds by hosting our very popular Quiz Night on Friday 19th November 2021 at the Swindon Town Football Club. Registration for the Quiz Night is open now and you can register teams of up to 8 people.  Doors open at 7pm with the first round getting underway at 7.30pm.  Ticket price is just £7.50 per person, and you will be served a Ploughman’s Platter at your table on arrival.  A bar will be available and there will also be a grand raffle. The Mad March Hare team are really excited to announce details of our 2022 event.  Walk, jog or run a 5km or 10km distance to invest in your health and help raise funds for…

Fabulous 1st Official Virtual Event a resounding success!

Fabulous 1st Official Virtual Event a resounding success!

Take 10 volunteers and 303 energetic generous people and what have you got – Mad March Hare 2021 1st Official Virtual Event! As all Mad March Hares leap in to April the team would like to say a massive THANK YOU.  Walkers, Runners and Children’s Activity Trailers showed great support for our event and have helped us raise over £2,500 so far for our chosen charity Breast Cancer Now.  Sponsorship is still arriving at the Mad March Hare burrow so our total will rise. A big thank you to our supporters and sponsors who have helped us ensure 100% of registration fees goes to Breast Cancer Now. Keep an eye on the website and local media for an announcement of our final total soon.

Watch out, Watch Out, there’s a wild Mad March Hare About!

Watch out, Watch Out, there’s a wild Mad March Hare About!

Sightings of a wild Mad March Hare reported in Swindon Reports are coming in from Swindon of multiple sightings of a wild, human sized Mad March Hare. Although large it is said to be very friendly and happy to pose for selfies. Here we find the wild Mad March Hare in it’s natural environment. Have you guessed what the Mad March Hare is trying to tell us? We believe it’s telling us to get out and about, get some exercise and at the same time raise some money for Breast Cancer Now. How do you do that? Well, by registering for this years Virtual Mad March Hare Event. Click the button below to go to our Events Page.

First Registration for 2021

First Registration for 2021

The first registration has arrived at Mad March Hare HQ. Yes, Mad March Hare 2021 is underway with registrations now coming in from across the world. First to register was Jane Rodens from Ipswich. Originally from Swindon Jane has completed our event several times, often timing her trips back to see family so she can take part. The route it takes through Swindon is one of my favourites, I may not be able to run the same hills and views in Suffolk but I will give it a go. As soon as I saw the link on a friends’ Facebook page I thought it would be a good opportunity to support the charity. Jane Robens We’re delighted to have you on board Jane. Lots more…

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021 to all the Mad March Hares out there and welcome to the new website. The Mad March Hare Team would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2021. The Team have taken the opportunity offered us by various lock-downs to completely redesign our website. We have a whole new look and feel on the site and have introduced a more friendly registration and payment system. We hope you like the new website. If you have any comments on the, please let the Team know via our Facebook page. Just to remind everyone, this year due to Covid-19, we are running a Virtual Mad March Hare for the whole of March 2021.  We’d love you to join in our fun…

COVID didn’t stop the 13th Mad March Hare

COVID didn’t stop the 13th Mad March Hare

Thirteen wasn’t an unlucky number for the Mad March Hare Event as the team were determined to do all they could to continue their fundraising quest during Covid! The annual event based at Lydiard Academy welcomes over 500 participants walking, jogging or running a 5k or 10k route around West Swindon and raises money for Breast Cancer Now.  Our fundraising up to 2019 stood at over £113,000. However, this year in response to the Government guidance around COVID 19 and after taking advice from organisers of other large events, the Team took the sad decision early in March to cancel the event scheduled for Sunday 22nd March. We were very disappointed to have to take this action but we considered it was appropriate under the circumstances. Registration for the…