A fundraising fanatic will be taking part in this year’s Push it for the Peace event as the “perfect way” to give back to the hospice which cared for her father.

Jo Nickless from St Albans will be taking part in the Watford charity’s annual obstacle course which will be taking part in Chiswell Green for the first time this year.

Ms Nickless is completing the challenge in memory of her Dad Gary, who passed away in Peace Hospice Care’s inpatient unit in 2012.

Ms Nickless, who is team leader of ‘My Dad’s Army’, said: “This year Push it for the Peace will take place on Dad’s birthday, To celebrate, my friends and I are taking on this muddy obstacle course as it’s the perfect way to give back for all the care he received.”

For the third year, Ms Nickless, along with her friend Dave, will also be hosting Sunfest in Bovingdon.

She added: “It’s a day of music and fundraising where we split the money raised between Cancer Research UK and Peace Hospice Care, as both charities are close to our hearts.

“This year, I will be raising sponsorship for Push it for the Peace through this event.

“My family and I try to support the hospice as much as we can as the support that dad and our family received during a tough time was incredible.”

This year will be taking part on Saturday, July 16 at The White Hart in Whelpley Hill.

For more information and to sign up for Push it for the Peace visit www.peacehospicecare.org.uk or contact the events team on 01923 335373 or email events@peacehospicecare.org.uk.