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Gooding Accounts’ super-human team of Sam Gooding and Sherelyn Cowles are not strangers to an ultra-marathon. But this year they’ll be taking on an enormous challenge in support of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice – running not one, not two but an eye-watering five ultra marathons over the summer of 2024. They’ll tackle one race every single month between May and September, running a whopping 450km in total – the same as the distance from Gooding Accounts’ Westbury Office to the Lake District! Their Summer Of Ultras Challenge will include the 100km runs; London to Brighton Ultra Challenge, Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge, Race to the Stones, Thames Path Ultra Challenge, and the very hilly 50km South West Coast Ultra Challenge.

This week the duo visited Julia’s House Children’s Hospice in Devizes to find out more about the practical and emotional support they provide for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition across Wiltshire and Dorset. The safe and homely environment of their hospice allows children to have an enjoyable experience whilst providing vital respite for their families. A huge 92% of the funding for the amazing work of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice comes from the community – that’s why Sam and Sherelyn have chosen to support them as part of their 10 year anniversary Charity Fundraising Challenge. You can learn more about the work of the charity at

Sherelyn said,
“As a mother it’s impossible to imagine how you must feel if you know you will likely outlive your child. It’s been a privilege to visit the hospice and learn more about the inspiring work the charity do to support the children and their families. I’ll be thinking about where the money is going with every single mile I run!”

Sam and Sherelyn have been pounding the pavements of Wiltshire in rain, ice and even snow as they train for their epic challenge. You can follow their journey and donate to the cause via their Just Giving Page.

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