The organisers of Challenge Henley have announced that the official Charity for Challenge Henley 2012 will be Sue Ryder. Highly active in the UK, Sue Ryder is a national charity that has a hospice just outside of Henley at Nettlebed, on the Challenge Henley cycle route.
This charity tie-up is a fantastic opportunity to raise much needed funds for Sue Ryder and is also provides a chance to race Challenge Henley 2012 for free!
Challenge Henley 2012 takes place on Sunday 16 September. Triathletes can enter Challenge Henley in the normal way at www.challengehenley.com, and tick the box asking for details to be sent by Sue Ryder as their chosen charity. In return Sue Ryder will contact and support the athlete during the months of training, as well provide cheers along the route to keep motivation levels up during the long distance race!
The charity likes to talk to its fundraisers as individuals who are making a difference. Athletes can therefore decide to fund at a national or local level. For an individual entry, triathletes need to raise £1200 in sponsorship for a full refund of the entry fee. Team entrants can also benefit, raising £1500 in sponsorship to get a full refund.
Tremendous work for good
As an organisation Sue Ryder believes that life is a journey, and on that journey, people can face huge challenges. At Sue Ryder, the charity provides expert care and compassionate support for people living with life changing illnesses.
Sue Ryder is now a leading provider of specialist hospice and neurological care, dedicated to helping people get the best from life. It provides expert care where people need it, supporting their choices and independence, whether that is in its specialist care centres, the community or in their own homes. The organisation cares for the whole of an individual’s needs be they social, psychological, physical or spiritual. Sue Ryder also offers support to families.
The charity cares for all life limiting illnesses including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and cancer at its 14 centres across the UK.
Sue Ryder relies heavily on volunteers and donations from the local community in order to continue providing its vital services, “helping patients live life”.