Monday, May 20th, 2024

Take a three-day 100-mile cycle ride through Kent and Sussex and help support Hospices of Hope

Otford-based charity, Hospices of Hope’s three-day 100 mile cycle jaunt (led by experienced cyclist David Butterworth) will enable fundraisers to enjoy a three-day mini-break with plenty of exercise, lots of sightseeing of the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside, fulfil much needed fundraising – and all achieved at a gentle pace!

The 100-mile cycle ride starts from the charity’s headquarters in Otford on Friday 18 September, with two overnight stops at Lamberhurst and Lewes, before arriving at Arundel, East Sussex, on Sunday, 20 September.

Charity Founder, Graham Perolls, will be in the Support Vehicle, too, ready to scoop up stragglers – should they need a well-earned rest on the way!

The three-day Stately Cycle Ride will not only help fundraisers to enjoy their fundraising in style, it will also enable Hospices of Hope to raise vital funds towards the running costs of its hospices in Romania, Albania, Serbia and Moldova.

For nearly 30 years, with the help of country partners, Hospices of Hope has cared for more than 40,000 patients and provided training for 20,000 professionals from Central and Eastern Europe. Without the dedication of the charity, and the fantastic support of its fundraisers, these countries would not have the hospices to enable adults and children with life-threatening illness, to access life-saving treatment – or die peacefully, without pain, and with dignity.

Places are limited, so potential participants who would like to enjoy this outstanding three-day cycling jaunt – and raise funds to support Hospices of Hope’s work at the same time – should contact the charity through its website: by emailing: or by phoning the Events Team on 01959 525110.

Further Information about Hospices of Hope:

  • Hospices of Hope was founded by Tunbridge Wells’ resident, Graham Perolls CMG, OBE (also the founder of the Ellenor Hospice in Kent). After the fall of communism, Graham visited a state hospital in Romania. He was so shocked by the conditions – particularly the lack of any pain relief for patients with terminal cancer – that he decided he must do something to help.
  • Hospices of Hope is the leading hospice care charity in South Eastern Europe, supporting hospice care in Albania, Romania, Serbia and Moldova. With country partners, it has cared for 40,000 patients and provided training for 20,000 health care professionals from all over Central and Eastern Europe since it was established in 1991.
  • It is the only UK charity which develops hospice care in South East Europe.
  • Hospices of Hope has 14 charity shops in the South East including Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Orpington and Otford.
  • 90p of every £1 donated to the charity is dedicated to hospice care.
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