Local charities up for the Tough Mudder challenge!!
A group of local men, in conjunction with the Rendezvous Hotel Leisure Club and a variety of Rendezvous staff are taking part in the event to raise funds for the charities close to Rendezvous’ and many people’s hearts, Petal Childhood Cancer Research in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Over the coming months in preparation for the event both Sean Whelan and Martin Wilson will be teaming up with Rendezvous Hotel Director Karen Weaving and Rendezvous Leisure Manager Dominic Phillips to both raise funds and train for Tough Mudder.
Karen Weaving and a small female committee started Petal Childhood Cancer Research (previously Ribble Valley & White Rose Ladies) 17 Years ago and have raised a phenomenal amount. The group has been going strong and are always looking to raise more money to help the cause. Petal raised £1 million by 2013 and approximately a further £110,000 in 2014. Cancer Research UK is the largest single funder of research into children’s cancer in the UK. Petal has been a pet charity of Rendezvous for a long time now, and the efforts have even been commended by staff at Cancer Research UK:
Rebecca Phillips, Regional Manager at Cancer Research UK
‘Thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of staff at the Rendezvous Hotel, over £1.1 million has been raised for research into children’s cancers. This has helped to ensure that three-quarters of children with cancer are now cured, compared with around a quarter in the late 1960s. Cancer Research UK receives no government funding, so we rely on the efforts of amazing supporters like the Rendezvous Hotel to enable us to do life-saving research.’
As we all know there will be many other local people wanting to take part in the event Rendezvous Leisure Club will be offering a variety of options for those signed up! Including discounted membership packages, circuit classes and personal training sessions, where a percentage will go to the charity. A Raffle for all, offering a variety of prizes, membership packages, Personal Training sessions, a meal in the restaurant. Full details are available via the leisure club page. We also urge those who are doing the challenge, but haven’t considered raising funds for a charity to get in touch! Any form of donation is appreciated, Rendezvous will supply sponsorship forms, or details to the JustGiving site that Petal use.
For the generous out there giving today can be done at: www.justgiving.com/petalcancerresearch
More information about Petal can be found here: www.petal-cancer-research.co.uk
Charity Number: 1089464