Stepping out for hospice
Lord Mayor Steve Smith walking The Rugby March route with Lady Mayoress Kath and their son Daniel
LORD Mayor Councillor Steve Smith completed The Rugby March on March 13 to raise vital funds for local charity St Peter’s Hospice.
The councillor for Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze took part in the sponsored walk with his wife and children, joining more than 500 supporters from all areas of Bristol on the scenic route. A gripping rugby game between Bristol Bears and Harlequins topped off the day.
Sarah Allen-Gunn, director of fundraising and communications at St Peter's Hospice, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to The Rugby March on Sunday to raise money for the hospice. The event is set to raise £40,000 which makes a huge difference to services for local people.
“The support from Bristol Bears was phenomenal and every walker came back with a smile on their face.”
A number of supporters took part from headline sponsors for the event, the Bristol Port Company, and the JeffWay Group.
Over £33,000 has been raised so far for St Peter’s Hospice, but there is still time to donate at: www.stpetershospice.org/support-us/make-a-donation/
The next big fundraising event for the hospice takes place this month with the Tour de Bristol bike ride on April 9 in which cyclists tackle 40k, 65k and 100k routes.