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Malvern runner warming up for Half Marathon in the Netherlands

A local runner is taking parting in the Zwolle Half Marathon in June to help raise awareness and fundraise for local charity Malvern Special Families.

Judy Gudgeon, one of the charity’s Trustees, is limbering up ahead of the Scania Zwolse Half Marathon which takes place in the Netherlands on June 9th.










Trustee Judy said: “I’ve seen first-hand what brilliant work Malvern Special Families charity does – providing excellent clubs and play schemes for children and young people with disabilities. I wanted to do something big for this wonderful small charity so I came up with the idea of running a Half Marathon abroad, to help raise the charity’s profile internationally and to strive to raise £500 for the charity.”

Judy will need to be on top form this summer to complete the Zwolle Half Marathon in what’s expected to be sizzling temperatures. The popular Half Marathon event attracts around 8,500 athletes who will run over 21kms around the historic town of Zwolle in the Netherlands.

Cassie Zoro, MSF Community Fundraiser said: “Judy is a fantastic volunteer and fundraiser for Malvern Special Families. She devotes a lot of her time to the charity as a voluntary Trustee and now as a community fundraiser too. She has been training hard for the event and preparing herself for the predicted hot weather by running in and around Malvern during the latest heatwave. She is a lovely person and a brilliant asset to our small charity. I hope people will sponsor her if they can.”

Judy can be sponsored by cheques made payable to “Malvern Special Families charity” or online at:

Last chance to sponsor Forest Warriors

It’s the last chance to sponsor a team of fearless fundraisers who have tackled an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for their chosen local charity. The team took part in Forest Warrior in the Forest of Dean to help raise awareness about Malvern Special Families – a local charity which provides fun and safeContinue Reading

Fundraisers face their fears in Forest Warrior challenge

A group of community fundraisers have tackled an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for a local charity. The team took part in Forest Warrior in the Forest of Dean on Sunday for Malvern Special Families. The fundraisers found themselves faced with a series of gruelling obstacles as part of the event. The group hadContinue Reading

Local charity receives bumper donation at joint 30th celebration

A Malvern charity which supports families who have children with disabilities has received a donation of more than £300 from the town’s Fatface store. A cheque for £301.96 was presented to Malvern Special Families at the shop on Church Street in Great Malvern as part of a joint 30th celebration. This year marks the 30thContinue Reading

Fundraisers to tackle Forest Warrior for charity

A group of community fundraisers are taking on the challenge of Forest Warrior, an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for a local charity. The team of fundraisers have been training hard for the challenge during which they will have to run through swamps, crawl through tunnels, climb scramble nets and plunge into an icy river.Continue Reading

Worcester Play Council small grant awarded

We are delighted that the Worcester Play Council has awarded Malvern Special Families charity a small grant. Malvern Special Families charity is pleased to announce that the Worcester Play Council has awarded us a grant of £150 to support our play activities. Malvern Special Families provides clubs and play schemes for children and young peopleContinue Reading

We are recruiting Sessional Playworkers

Join the friendly team at Malvern Special Families charity Sessional Playworkers Enthusiastic & motivated playworkers needed to join our bank of sessional staff working in Worcester and/or Malvern. Previous experience of working with children with disabilities is essential. £9.03 per hour (£10.12 with holiday pay).     Trustees Make a positive difference to your localContinue Reading

New Year, New You?

Join the Malvern Special Families Fundraising Team Are you looking for something new and exciting to do in the New Year? Would you like to make new friends and have fun whilst raising money for a fantastic cause? Malvern Special Families is a small local charity which provides excellent clubs and play schemes in MalvernContinue Reading

Malvern Special Families charity Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Please read the MSF Annual Report to find out about our charity’s achievements and impact during the financial year 2016 – 2017. Malvern Special Families Annual Report 2016 – 2017 Please find below the MSF charity’s Accounts for the financial year 2016-2017: MSF Accounts 31 March 2017.

Malvern Special Families charity AGM 2017

Malvern Special Families charity invites you to our AGM. Please join us for our annual general meeting at 7pm on Monday 27th November 2017 at Waitrose Community Rooms. Please RSVP as soon as possible (at the latest by 5pm on Monday 20th November) to Helen via: For the full invite and details please take a look atContinue Reading