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Rugby heroes get on their bikes for charity
8:47pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Community
Bromley Rugby Club vets will cycle from Brussels to Lille via Bruges to raise funds for charity.
The 125-mile cycle is being held in June (3-4) in celebration of the Club's 125th anniversary and 18 rugby club vets will take part.
Every year the Club raises money for charity, and this year they chose to support Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.
The fundraising target is £5,000 and Club members have already raised £3551.
Organiser Ron Arnold said: “Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice offers a place of calm and dignity. It provides humane and compassionate care for people in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible for the time they have remaining.
“Many people choose to remain at home during their illness but require the skills of the multi-professional Hospice team who are experts in palliative care,” he added.
Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice provides free specialist end of life care for people with life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing support for their families, friends and carers.
The Hospice does not charge for its services, and only one third of its funding comes from the NHS, which means the Hospice has to rely on the support of mainly local people, businesses, community groups and its network of 14 shops to raise almost £4m annually to continue its work.
To find out more about Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice including details of how to support call 020 8319 9230, email email@example.com or visit www.communityhospice.org.uk .
TO SPONSOR THE TEAM, VISIT http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/BromleyRugbyClub .