Chariots of Fire

We are would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who helped make this year's event on 19 March such a success. 

You can read more and see photos of the day HERE 

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Thank you for joining us for one of Cambridgeshire’s largest Charity events.

You helped us make it one of the best years yet!

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the very first Chariots of Fire race and also marks Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s 40th Anniversary. We were delighted to celebrate this milestone together.

This year’s Chariots of Fire race has raised a fantastic £61,250 for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (ARHC). Chariots, Cambridgeshire’s biggest charitable relay event, saw 280 teams made up of over 1500 people from local businesses, colleges, student groups and friends take on the 1.7 mile relay race around the city, all in the name of charity.

Colin Jones, Partner at HCR Hewitsons and Race Director for Chariots of Fire, commented:

“We’re delighted that our determined runners have raised so much for such a worthy cause. Once again, it was a fun-packed family day with plenty of team spirit and friendly rivalry between local firms, and university colleges.”

Donna Talbot, Communications and Income Generation Director for ARHC, said:

“We’re so grateful to all those who supported this iconic race by getting involved and raising funds. The money raised will enable us to open a new shop and help towards the running costs for the first year. Aside from our commitment to support our community to reuse and recycle, this will provide excellent volunteering and employment opportunities.”

She continued:

“Most importantly though, this will enable us to continue raising awareness of our charity and the care we provide. Crucially raising more money to help fund our vital hospice services. This will allow us to support a greater number of people living with a life limiting illness or those who are approaching the end of their life. Chariots of Fire was a fitting and celebratory finale to our 40th anniversary year.”

Applications to be the official charity for 2024 are now open – more information about who can apply and how are here on the official website

With the support of HCR Hewitsons, the £61k, will go towards the operation of a new Retail Outlet, which, along with it’s five shops and Retail Hub, will continue to raise vital funds for end of life care, whilst supporting the local community and the environment.

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Read more about the importance of this collaboration from Billie, Our Mill Road Shop Manager here.

Trustee Trotters 

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Trustees of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity were the first to register for this years iconic race. The team named ‘Trustee Trotters’ is made up of Trustees Neil Tween, Kate Kirk, Colin Sherwood and Alex Manning, along with Senior Leadership Team members Donna Talbot and Gemma Manning.

Click here to donate to their fundraising page and show your support.

You can listen here to CEO, Sharon Allen OBE talking about her involvement too!

See how YOUR fundraising can make a difference here

I was 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

Neil Tween, Trustee

Contact details

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Thank you

Your support means our services can continue, free of charge. Thank you for helping us to reach our £4.44 million fundraising target this year.