Team ARHC takes on the challenge

Having been chosen as the beneficiaries of Chariots of Fire 2014, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity leapt to action entering a team for this nostalgic relay race. 

The team aptly called Team ARHC will comprise of Lynne Hayes, Finance Officer, Maureen Thompson, Fundraising Administrator, Hannah Long, Finance Administrator, Donna Talbot, Fundraising & Marketing Manager, Aisha Hunt and Kath Austin, both Community Fundraisers. 

The team which sees regular runners join with newcomers to the sport hopes to encourage supporters of the charity to get behind this wonderful event by either taking part or coming along and supporting on the day. Kath Austin, who focuses her efforts on enlisting and supporting people to take part in challenges to raise funds for the charity said ‘As a runner and a fundraiser, taking part in the Chariots of Fire relay is such a privilege, not least because it is synonymous with Cambridge, but also because this year it is supporting Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, a cause I care for so fervently.” 

Lynn Morgan, Chief Executive for the charity said ‘We are delighted to enter a team at this fantastic event. We hoping to raise £200 in sponsorship and if every other team can too, it is possible to exceed the £70000 target! The team works really hard on an array of events so it is great for the team to be able to take part and soak up the atmosphere as participants too.’ 

Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to marshal the route and help on the day and the charity is currently looking for helpers to assist with this. If you are new to the charity or already a supporter, the charity would be very grateful to anyone who can spare a few hours to help out. The charity has approximately 300 volunteers supporting in a wide variety of roles but are always keen to enlist new volunteers. 

If you would like to illustrate your support, Team ARHC have sent up a just giving page, which can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/teamarhccharityteam or please contact the charity on 01223 723115. To enter a team visit www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk or to find out how the £70,000 will help toward the plans for the new hospice visit www.arhc.org.uk/the-new-hospice.asp