Trustees race to enter Chariots of Fire 2022

Trustees of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity were the first to enter a team for the Chariots of Fire relay race. As excitement grew following the announcement of charity partner Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, the Trustee team named Trustee Trotters 22 were shortly followed by Greenwood Legal and Cambridge BID, with further teams quickly registering to secure one of the limited team places.

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2022 sees Arthur Rank Hospice Charity celebrate its 40th anniversary whilst Chariots of Fire marks its 30th year. Since its launch, Chariots of Fire has raised more than £1.48million for charity and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has set its sights high during its anniversary year with a fundraising target of £71,000. The funds will be used to open a charity shop and cover the operating costs for the first year.

The retail expansion plan builds on the success of five shops and one retail hub already run by the charity. Each shop is not only essential in raising funds, it provides employment and volunteering opportunities, and acknowledges the importance of sustainability through its passion to recycle pre-loved items in a host of ways helping to also reduce landfill across the county. It also ensures the community can access affordable clothing, furniture, bric-a brac, children’s toys and much more. This is part of the charity’s ambitious plans, set out in its 2022-2027 strategy, to generate crucial income to enable the charity to deliver services for people living with advanced illness and those at the end of life and providing vital support to their loved ones.

Neil Tween joined the Trustee board in March 2022, alongside his full-time role as Chief Financial Officer at Owlstone Medical Limited. Neil immediately entered an Arthur Rank Hospice Charity team which comprises of Kate Kirk (Trustee, former Chair), Colin Sherwood (Trustee), Alex Manning (Trustee) and two Senior Leadership Team members:  Donna Talbot (Director of Fundraising and Communications) and Gemma Manning (HR Director).

Neil added: “I will be very proud to represent Arthur Rank Hospice Charity on the day. The staff and volunteers provide an incredible level of care and compassion to each individual that they interact with, and really do enhance the quality of life for those who are living with life-limiting conditions or who may be reaching the end of their lives. If others can be aware of the support that Arthur Rank Hospice Charity provides and are able to contribute to the fundraising from the Chariots of Fire event, then I will be delighted. “

Charles Hewitson, Trustee of HCR Hewitsons Charitable Trust, said “We are delighted that Chariots of Fire is regularly supported each year. A good number of teams have already signed up to this year’s race on Sunday 18 September to raise money for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity but spaces still remain for other teams to join in with this enjoyable event. I would encourage anyone interested in entering a team to do so to avoid disappointment as team numbers are capped at 380 this year.”

If you are inspired to enter a team for the race which takes place on 18 September please do so at chariots-of-fire.co.uk/enter-a-team, if you would like to sponsor the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity team, please visit their Just Giving Page justgiving.com/fundraising/arhcneilt or send a donation to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3FB, made payable to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity or you can donate online at arhc.org.uk/donate/ please reference Chariots of Fire when making donations, so that these can be attributed to the grand total

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