Research Associate fundraises for different Hospice each year

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Dr Alessandro Bosco, a dedicated Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, is not only committed to advancing the field of aging and disease prevention, but also to making a tangible difference in the lives of others.

He has set himself the challenge to fundraise for a different Hospice in each region across the UK every year. Last year he started with East Cheshire Hospice and this year has chosen Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

In September he is lacing up his running shoes for the Battersea Park Chase the Sun, to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition.

Dr Alessandro Bosco shared his motivation:

“This year, I am running for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to help them continue to deliver high-quality end-of-life care. In my career, I’ve had the opportunity to witness first-hand what it means to provide palliative care services to individuals during the most sensitive times of their lives. I am committed to fundraising for palliative care, drawing from my own experiences of losing close family members and friends to the peaceful unknown. The Hospice urgently needs our support to cover the high daily running costs of their services and deliver the best care possible.”

The race will commence and conclude at Battersea Park’s iconic bandstand, promising a memorable and scenic running experience. The course is entirely flat, providing participants the ideal opportunity to push themselves to their limits.

Sarah Clayton, Community Fundraiser commented:

“Dr Alessandro Bosco’s decision to combine his passion for research with a commitment to supporting Hospices is commendable. As he prepares to join the Chase the Sun 10km, his mission to raise funds and awareness for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity demonstrates the power of individuals to make a difference in their communities. His dedication to support the Charity serves as an inspiration to others, highlighting the importance of community involvement and collective efforts to ensure that people receive compassionate care during their most vulnerable moments. We wish him the very best of luck with his challenge.”

If you can help Dr Alessandro Bosco reach his £250 target, please donate at

UPDATE: Due to ill health Dr Alessandro Bosco unfortunately was unable to run Chase the Sun however, he has registered for 10km run at Victoria park in London on October 14.

If you have been inspired to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and would like to take on a challenge for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please email Carolyn or Sarah at or call 01223 675888.