TRIATHLON: Members raise funds for baby hospice

Cheque presentation: Rugby Triathlon  club members, with (either side of the bear) former club    chairman Ali Postlethwaite and Jane McGaffney, Community Fundraiser with the charity.
Cheque presentation: Rugby Triathlon club members, with (either side of the bear) former club chairman Ali Postlethwaite and Jane McGaffney, Community Fundraiser with the charity.
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Join the juniors for Sport Relief afternoon next Sunday (23rd) - swim, bike and run

Members of Rugby Triathlon Club gathered to present a cheque for £500 to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

The money raised at various club social events will be used to support its ongoing activities.

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice launched the Open Doors Appeal in June last year and needs to raise £1.3m every year to enable them to open around the clock.

Ali Postlethwaite, Club Chairman in 2013 said: “We are very pleased with our fundraising and to be able to donate £500 was a great achievement.”

Jane McGaffney, Community Fundraiser at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice added: “At the moment we are only open 3/4 days a week. We specialise in palliative, respite and end of life care to children aged 0 to 5 years, who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We can’t thank the Rugby Triathlon Club enough for their fantastic support.”

Each year Rugby Triathlon Club chooses charities to support. In 2014 the charities are The Hoskyn Centre for the Disabled in Bilton Road, Rugby and JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation).

Rugby Triathlon Club currently organises and promotes one triathlon race a year.

Taking place in Daventry at the end of August, the race is suitable for novices and experienced competitors alike.

More information about the Daventry Triathlon and the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk

SPORT RELIEF

Youngsters are invited to go along on Sunday, March 23 to Rugby Junior Triathlon club and enjoy the chance to swim, bike and run.

Join the club’s young triathletes at Rugby School sports centre, Horton Crescent, with qualified coaches, for a training session and a bit of fun.

Registration at 1.45pm finishing at 4pm. If you are 8-15 years old and can swim at least 50m unaided call Heather on 07846902580 to book your place.

A charge of £5 per child will all be donated to Sport Relief.