The new Arthur Rank Hospice major beneficiary of the 2014 Fun Run
The new Arthur Rank Hospice, was the major beneficiary of the 2014 ‘Sawston Fun Run and Walk’ which took place on Sunday 11th May.
Planned to replace the one in Mill Road, Cambridge that after 30 years can no longer cope with the level of demand, has limitations on both expansion and is not suited to deliver new services now available.
The location chosen for the new Athur Rank Hospice is Shelford Bottom, a green and leafy site with good transport access and has all the advantages of a new build. Target for completion is late 2015.
Dr Lynn Morgan, chief executive of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity commented ‘We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as a beneficiary of the 2014 Sawston Fun Run. Sawston Fun Run is a great day out for families, businesses and individuals from across the county and beyond. We are so pleased to be involved and we hope our supporters will take part too. This opportunity has arisen at an exciting time for the charity as we embark on our plans to build a new hospice. The funds raised from this event will help us to achieve our aim to provide a larger, modern, light and welcoming hospice for our patients and their families.’
The organiser, the Rotary Club of Sawston District, was pleased that doantions of £15,330 were made bringing the cumulative amount raised since 1986 to a staggering £397,480 that the event has donated exclusively to local charities and organisations.
Other beneficiaries include Eddie's (formerly Cambridgeshire Mencap), the Granta Special Needs School at Linton, Centre33 in Cambridge. Other organisations in Sawston and local villages that help young people will also benefit they are:-
Sawston Cinema, Sawston Girls FC, Sawston Cricket Club, Sawston Youth Drama, Sawston First Responders, all local primary schools as well as Little Shelford Sports Pavilion, Duxplay at Duxford, Shelford & Stapleford Scouts and Stapleford Primary School.
Ian Chamberlain, chairman of the organising committee, said ‘We recognise the level of benevolence that exists in the local community and hope for much support for this splendid charity that has touched the lives of so many people in Cambridgeshire over the years. We are so pleased we can continue to provide this special occasion for the local community and are always amazed and thankful for the support of registration, spectators and local businesses’.