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Sporting heroes raise £29,000 for St. Gemma’s Hospice

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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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For more information about this news release, please contact Nicola Woodgate, Communications Manager on 0113 218 5557 or email: nicolaw@st-gemma.co.uk.