Staff and volunteers at North Devon Hospice are gearing up to take part in the Mission:Unbreakable obstacle course race next month, in support of the patients and families cared for by the charity.

Competitors will battle more than 30 obstacles on the 10km course on October 14, with all funds going to North Devon Hospice.

Kerry Milton, who works on the hospice’s bedded unit. is taking part in the challenge.

She said: “I’m very proud of the job I do and I’m passionate about giving the best possible care when patients and their families are going through the toughest times.

“But I’m also aware that we can only do that thanks to those who raise funds for the hospice, so I’m more than happy to be pushing my limits at Mission:Unbreakable next month, in solidarity with all those who we care for.

“It will be a tough challenge, but then so is a night shift on the bedded unit. I will prepare myself mentally in the same way, as it’s all about having the right approach.”

The commando-style obstacle course, designed with help from Commandos at RMB Chivenor, has already gained a popular following since its debut in 2015.

More than 450 people have signed up already, but the deadline for registering (midnight on September 30) is fast-approaching.

Gerard Fawcitt, from North Devon Hospice’s fundraising team. “We have seen so many teams sign up, whether that’s friends, families, colleagues or gym-mates.

“Mission:Unbreakable is certainly more fun when taking part together.

“Thanks to our headline sponsors, Toller Beattie, and the guys from 2 4 Commando Regiment at RMB Chivenor, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. So don’t miss out.”

Sign up now at www.missionunbreakable.co.uk.