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Essex Ford Back Test Track Ten for St Luke's Hospice

Essex Ford is supporting a unique 10-mile run, roll, jog or walk around Ford's high-speed test track at the Dunton Technical Centre near Basildon on Sunday 21st February to raise funds for St Luke's Hospice, which cares for those living near Basildon and Thurrock who need specialist palliative care.

The Test Track Ten fundraiser offers participants the unique opportunity to speed around the Ford's traffic-free test track at Dunton, which is normally off limits to members of the public. Hundreds of people will join together to go the distance in the Hospice's biggest mass participant event and we highly encourage you to join in whether you fancy running, strolling, or rolling around the circuit in a wheelchair.

Pre-registration is closed, but you can still enter for £20 on the day!

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It costs over £3.5 million each year to run St Luke's Hospice and provide the services that make such a vital difference to those who require specialist palliative and end-of-life care. Although they do get some support from the government, the vast majority of their funding has to be raised by St Luke's. And hopefully people like you.

St Luke's multidisciplinary care helps people living with or affected by cancer and other advanced life-threatening illnesses either at their homes or at the Hospice in conjunction with carers, families and other professionals. The Hospice provides excellent care and support for all patients and their families both during illness and afterwards to give them the best quality of life possible.

To put our money where our mouth is and get the event off to a flying start we have donated £250 and publicised the event on flyers and on a special Ford Transit Courier, which delivers parts all over the local area.

We've lent a little support, but they need more support – from you. Please give generously!

To donate directly, you can use this page for St Luke's Hospice at