Cransley Hospice and Kettering Rugby Football Club partner up for fundraising

The two Kettering organisations are working together to fundraise

By Phoebe Radford
Friday, 19th June 2020, 7:00 am
Kettering Rugby Football Club and Cransley Hospice have teamed up
Kettering Rugby Football Club and Cransley Hospice have teamed up

Cransley Hospice and Kettering Rugby Football Club have partnered up to help each other fundraise for the next two years.

Both the established Kettering organisations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and have been forced to cancel or postpone many of their planned fundraising events over the summer.

Cransley and KRFC are aiming to raise £50,000 together which will be split between the two Northamptonshire organisations.

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Rachel Herrick, director of income generation and communications at Cransley Hospice, said: “We welcomed the opportunity to be partnered with KRFC for these events and look forward to working with the team to bring the ideas to fruition for the broader community which will help us to reach the fundraising target."

Doug Bridgeman from KRFC said: "Kettering Rugby Club is delighted to announce its agreement with Cransley Hospice Trust.

"Cransley Hospice and KRFC are very close geographically, so this is an opportunity to cement our relationship whilst acknowledging that many of our members and their families have benefited from the hospice's care and support.

"There is already an existing special affinity as both parties have worked together on a number of projects over the past few years."

The two have worked together in the past with KRFC raising money for Cransley at their beer festivals and match day luncheons, and Cransley have held their Cycle for Cransley event at the club.

The first event Cransley and KRFC are running is The Million Kilogram Challenge on Saturday, July 25.

Those taking part will be working together to lift a total of one million kilos that day.

People can lift weights or even cans of baked beans - it will all be added together to attempt to hit a million kilograms.

Doug added: "Full details of this event around lifting weights will be announced in the next few weeks and we look forward to everyone helping us make this inaugural event a fantastic day to make us all proud."

Cransley Hospice is a registered charity and provides end-of-life care to patients in north Northamptonshire.

It needs to raise more than £1.4m every year to maintain its free services.

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