Get your cycle, run or swim for charity

South London charity the Royal Trinity Hospice is looking for supporters to run, cycle or swim to raise funds for the organisation in September.

Places are available for the London to Brighton Bike RideRough Runner and Swim Serpentine challenge events taking place on the 16th and 17th September 2017.

Trinity provides free care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. It is the only dedicated end-of-life care provider for 750,000 people living in central and south west London.  Last year, the charity cared for 2,500 people in their own homes and through our inpatient and outpatient services in Clapham.

The programme of challenge events in September includes a 56-mile cycle starting from opposite the hospice in London to Brighton, an obstacle-course combining distance running with hurdles such as sweeper arms and “the mighty travellator” and an open water swim around the Serpentine in Hyde Park.

Ben Ansell, head of fundraising, said that taking part in a challenge event is a “really fun way to support the care Trinity provides”.

As a charity, Trinity receives only a quarter of its funding from the NHS. This means it must raise £9 million each year in order to continue providing its vital services, free of charge, to 2,500 patients and their families in this area.

Each Trinity challenge participant will be provided with ideas, materials and support to help fundraise and train for the challenge. Find out more at or contact Trinity fundraiser Phil Cuthell by calling 020 7787 1088.