Big-hearted rugby fans are being challenged to complete a 10-mile sponsored walk next month (FEBRUARY), to help raise vital funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

The charity’s ‘Rugby Ramble’ will see hundreds of participants walk, roll, (or moonwalk it if you like) 10 miles to raise munch needed funds that will help the local charity with the amazing work they do in our communities.

What is ‘Rugby Ramble’?

• A 10-mile sponsored walk from the Hospice in Selly Park to Moseley Rugby Club. (scenic route through parks and canals)

• 23rd February – Meet at 11:00am for registration and pre-walk refreshments – Walk start at 12:00pm – Arrive at the Rugby Club by 4:00pm.

• On arrival at Moseley Rugby Club, you will be rewarded with the essentials for any sporting occasion, a pie n chips and a pint!

• You will be joined by members and players of the Club to watch the highly-anticipated Wales Vs England match (we can’t wait!), which will be shown on a number of big screens.

Last year, 248 fabulous people took on the sold out Rugby Ramble, raising over £25,000 for the Hospice. All funds raised will go towards Birmingham St Mary’s, which provides care and support to local people and their loved ones who are living with life-limiting illness.

Laura Nash, events manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said: “Whether you’re cheering on England, supporting Wales or just coming along for the walk and pie, Rugby Ramble is a popular event that everyone can get involved in. It’s a really fun way to experience the excitement of this highly-anticipated Six Nations match, whilst raising much-needed funds to support local families who are living with life-limiting illness.”

This year, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will be celebrating 40 years of care across Birmingham and Sandwell. When the Hospice first opened in 1979, it provided care at its ward only and had a maximum bed capacity of 25. Four decades later and the Hospice is supporting over 400 people every day, providing care in people’s homes, in the community, at its Day Hospice facility and at the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit.

It costs £8 million a year to run the Hospice’s crucial services, over 60 per cent of which must come from generous voluntary donations.

Laura added: “Ever since we launched in 1979, all of services have been free of charge to the individuals, family members, carers, and loved ones who have needed to use them. Events like Rugby Ramble are vital in helping us to continue to provide our expert care when people need it most – not just today but for future generations to come.”

In order for them to provide adequate catering and coach transfers, all participants MUST pre-register.

Standard Ticket – £15.00

Team Bookings (4 or more) – £12.50 per person

Your registration fee includes your place on the walk, pie ‘n chips & a pint at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club and a commemorative gift.

For more information or to sign up, visit: HERE  

Images: www.aaronscottrichards.co.uk

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