Runners race to register for Chariots

Chariots of Fire 2014 provides a perfect opportunity for runners of all abilities and those inspired to raise money for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. The race kicks off on Sunday 21 September.

Organisers of the event, Hewitsons Charitable Trust and media partners, the Cambridge News, always welcome the support provided by the local business community.

Charles Hewitson, race director and senior partner at Hewitsons, said: “We are delighted that each year the local community continues to show their support for Chariots by taking part and raising sponsorship. Every year I am struck by the sight of thousands of fundraisers running through the city for charity, and I’m certain this year will be no exception.”

A good example of this support is that provided by local property professionals as evidenced by the early registration of commercial property consultants Januarys.Regularly participants in the Chariots of Fire relay race, this year holds extra special meaning for Januarys as the firm selected Arthur Rank Hospice Charity as its 2013 charity of the year. 

Graham Smith, director at Januarys, said: ‘It’s a no brainer, Arthur Rank Hospice is a great cause and we are delighted to take part in this year’s event. Our staff are really supportive of the charity and Chariots of Fire is a fitting way to further illustrate our commitment.’Januarys have already donated thousands of pounds to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity through a variety of fundraising activities and the team is busy devising ways they can attract sponsorship for the Chariots of Fire event. 

Discussions are already underway involving cake sales, a raffle and a fastest time sweepstake.Donna Talbot, fundraising and marketing manager at the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, said: ‘I have witnessed the Januarys team in action at a number of energetic events recently and I know how competitive they all are! We are delighted they are taking part again and are grateful for all their efforts raising much needed funds for us. 

It’s wonderful to see partners we already work with signing up and we are really looking forward to getting to know the new companies and groups which are supporting Chariots of Fire in aid of our charity too.’To contribute to this great cause by raising money for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please enter a team for Chariots of Fire by visiting www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk/enter. For more information about the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please visit arhc.org.uk