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Headline Charity Partner: Sue Ryder

“Sue Ryder is here to make sure everyone approaching the end of their life or living with grief can get the support they need. There is no one size fits all when it comes to how we cope and the help we need, but with our support, no one has to face dying or grief alone. We are there when it matters.”

Join our official Headline Charity Partner today and help us make a positive difference during even the darkest of times. We’ll be with you every step of the way, through training and race preparation, to the biggest and loudest cheer points and post-race reception.

The end of people’s lives should be filled with treasured memories, family and friends, kindness and love. But sadly, 1 in 4 families are not able to access the end of life care they need, which means this time can be filled with uncertainty, pain and struggle instead. Together we can change this.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is Gloucestershire’s only inpatient unit for specialist palliative care. Last year, Sue Ryder Nurses and Leckhampton Court Hospice provided 130,000 hours of support to patients and their families. Our palliative care is free, but it costs us £3.6m per year to provide it, which equates to £10,000 per day.

Join #TeamSueRyder because no one should face death or grief alone.

Charity Partner: Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity

“Making hospital life better for everyone you know and love. From state-of-the-art equipment, transforming the hospital environment, supporting our incredible staff to specialist care; your support helps to fund projects that make a positive change for as many as possible. Sign up to #TeamNHSGlos for one of our free fundraising spaces and help make a difference for your community. Your support helps your local hospitals do more to care for you, everyone you love and our amazing NHS staff.”

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Charity Partner: It's in the Bag Cancer Support

“It’s in the Bag Cancer Support provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.

It’s in the Bag is run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff.”

Charity Partner: Maggie's

“Maggie’s in Cheltenham provides free practical, emotional, and social support for people living with cancer, their families, and friends. It is a place to find advice; to share experiences with others; or just to sit quietly with a cup of tea. For some people talking about their cancer is invaluable and can provide the support they need outside a clinical setting. For others the peer support they gain from other people is extremely important. And for some people, going to the hospital can be difficult so having somewhere comfortable to reflect can help them process news. Maggie’s provides space for all of this to happen. “

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4Ed

Established after Ed Slater’s MND diagnosis in July 2022, 4Ed started as a bike ride between former teammates and friends with the aim of supporting Ed and his family as they navigated the difficult road ahead of them.

Eighteen months later, with the support of Gloucester Rugby, Ed and his family want to help as many people who are sharing the same journey, by providing financial support to those who have been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Time is against families living with MND.

4Ed aims to proactively help those that are having to adapt to ever changing circumstances and help relieve some of the financial pressures that come with it. The 4Ed Campaign strives to make a meaningful difference to the lives of those grappling with the effects of MND and address the challenges families encounter.