Clarion supports St Gemma's Hospice at annual celebruty sports quiz
Legendary jockey, Bob Champion joined other sports celebrities for the eighth ‘Questions of Sport - Celebrity Quiz and Dinner’ which raised over £29,000 for St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds.
The star studded event, sponsored by Clarion took place at Leeds United Football Ground and was hosted by BBC Look North presenter and Sports Editor Tanya Arnold. Bob Champion, along with five other sporting personalities, asked sports related questions to the 340-strong audience, made up of representatives from local companies.
This year’s other celebrities were ex Leeds United star Eddie Gray; rugby star Richard Mathers, ex-England cricket star, Alec Stewart and Leeds United players Davide Somma and Ben Parker. All donated their time to support West Yorkshire’s largest hospice.
Sara Rogers, partner at Clarion and Trustee of St Gemma's Hospice said: "Clarion has enjoyed a long relationship with St. Gemma’s and we are pleased that our sponsorship has once again helped to raise such a fantastic amount for the hospice – a vital and inspiring organisation that benefits so many people in Leeds through its work. We are grateful to the sporting personalities and to all those who attended for supporting the event and making it such a big success.”
Based in Moortown, Leeds, St. Gemma's Hospice provides specialist medical and nursing care for local people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer, and support for their families too. Care provided is free of charge to patients and their families so St. Gemma's relies on donations and local fundraising initiatives in the community.
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- St Gemma’s Hospice was opened in 1978 in Moortown, Leeds. It is the largest hospice in West Yorkshire and the fourth largest in England.
- St Gemma’s Hospice provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer, along with support for their families.
- Care is offered to patients and their carers in the Hospice’s In-Patient Unit, through our team of community nurses and via our Day Services, which includes a Day Hospice and Out-Patients department. Families and carers are also supported by the Hospice’s specialist bereavement workers who provide support to all including children and young people.
- St Gemma's Hospice welcomes and provides care for people from all faiths and none. The staff focus care around the needs of the individual and are respectful of all beliefs, religions and cultures.
- The services provided by St Gemma's Hospice are free of charge to patients, families and carers.
- The annual running costs of St Gemma’s Hospice are over £8 million, more than half of which must be raised from donations and fundraising initiatives.