Trustee Trotters helped raise over £60,000 at Chariots of Fire 2022

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2 women and 1 man trainers Arthur Rank Hospice Charity sign

Trustees of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity were the first to register for the Chariot’s of Fire iconic race in 2022.

The team named ‘Trustee Trotters’ was made up of Trustees Neil Tween, Kate Kirk, Colin Sherwood and Alex Manning, along with Senior Leadership Team members Donna Talbot and Gemma Manning.

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

The event, held on 19 March 2022, raised a fantastic £61,250 for the charity.

Chariots, Cambridgeshire’s biggest charitable relay event, saw 280 teams made up of over 1,500 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.”

Neil commented:

“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.”