London, UK: Spartan Race UK, the leading obstacle race and endurance brand, have today announced Shooting Star Children’s Hospices will become the official charity partner for the Windsor Spartan race in October and the first ever Spartan Stadion race held at Twickenham Stadium in November.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, throughout Surrey and across 15 boroughs of London.
They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
As part of the official partnership, Spartan are hoping to raise £50,000 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices through the fundraising efforts of racers taking part in the events. As well as this, as the official charity partner, the hospice will have a presence at both the Windsor and Twickenham events and across all Spartan Race digital channels in the lead up to the races.
Speaking about the partnership, Alex Clarke-Dawson, Sponsorship lead UK & Ireland at Spartan Race UK said, “We are incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. It is a fantastic cause and the level of care that they provide is second to none. We hope that we will be able to raise a significant sum of money for the charity and help give back to the community.”
Nigel Harding, Chief Executive of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said, “The support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices provides to families is crucial, yet the funding we receive from the government is negligible. We rely on the generosity of the public to keep our vital care service running, so we’re thrilled to be the official charity partner of the Windsor Spartan and the Twickenham Stadion Race. “We hope that those signing up to take part choose to support their local children’s hospice charity – every penny raised really will ensure we can continue to support families facing the unimaginable.”
For further information on the Spartan Race UK events please visit: https://www.spartanrace.uk/en