Jazmine can’t wait to take on obstacles for R Charity

Jazmine Franks with R Charity mascot Roy

HOLLYOAKS star Jazmine Franks will be among the hundreds of people taking part in a 5k obstacle course for R Charity.

Jazmine, who plays Esther Bloom in the popular Channel 4 soap, is taking to the obstacle course in aid of R Charity’s £10million appeal for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The Gung Ho! event will also raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

The 5k Gung Ho! inflatable obstacle course – which includes a huge 170ft slide – will take over Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 29 August.

R Charity’s £10million Appeal will raise vital funds for ground-breaking services in the new Royal, including three new mammography units and a new x-ray scanner to help in the early detection of breast cancer.

Jazmine, 23, from Bury, says she jumped at the chance to take on the Total Wipe-out style course.

Jazmine said: “I can’t wait to take part; it’s going to be so much fun. I don’t think I’ve even ran five kilometres before so for my first one to be filled with giant obstacles is going to be interesting – I’ll just be laughing my way round the racecourse.

“Although I’m not from Liverpool, I really feel a part of this city – the new Royal will help to provide the highest quality of care to the people of Merseyside.

“If you’re not taking part, then come down and watch anyway as it promises to be a really fun way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend!”

Loren Slade, events fundraiser for R Charity, added: “It’s great that Jazmine and so many others are taking on Gung Ho! for R Charity and helping us to reach our £10million target.

“You don’t have to be super fit or a thrill seeker to raise money for the new hospital. Get in touch with the fundraising team for more ideas on what you can do.”

To find out how you can support R Charity and raise money for the new Royal email loren.slade@rlbuht.nhs.uk or call 0151 706 3150