Moseley Rugby Club working in partnership with local Hospice

Moseley players Sam Brown, Ed Siggery and Scott Armstrong with Birmingham St Mary's Hospice representatives, Sam Jennings - Nursing Assistant, Jenny Evitts Admission/Discharge Nurse and Lucy Watkins - Event Manager

Moseley players Sam Brown, Ed Siggery and Scott Armstrong with Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice representatives, Sam Jennings – Nursing Assistant, Jenny Evitts Admission/Discharge Nurse and Lucy Watkins – Event Manager

Moseley Rugby Club is pleased to announce a new partnership with local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. The Hospice is the Club’s preferred charity for the 2015-16 season.

The partnership will involve working together on a number of events and initiatives at Moseley home fixtures and in the local community.

The first of these events will be the Rugby Ramble on Saturday 3rd October at 2.30pm. For just £10 people can sign up to a 10 mile trek ending at Moseley Rugby Club. Participants will end the walk with a free pie and pint, and live screening of the England v Australia Rugby World Cup match.

Places can be booked by emailing events@birminghamhospice.org.uk –  All proceeds from the event will go towards essential care for terminally ill patients.

Jack Richards, Events Manager at Moseley Rugby Club, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Birmingham St Mary’s, and we are keen to raise awareness of the excellent work they do. By using our club and facilities for events, we’re also promoting our work together, with mutually beneficial opportunities for Moseley Rugby Club and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

“The Hospice provides the best quality of life possible for patients, and in addition to physical care, they provide emotional, psychological and spiritual support. They give patients the chance to remain in a place that is most comfortable for them, whether in their own homes across Birmingham and Sandwell, or at the hospice in Selly Park.”

Hamish Shilliday, Head of Fundraising at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said: “It’s exciting to be working with a local organisation, and I’m sure the partnership with Moseley Rugby Club will be very fruitful and positive.

“Given the Hospice’s holistic approach to care, which includes the benefits of physical activity and health, working in collaboration with the Club gives this partnership more meaning. The Club’s support will not only help to raise vital funds for the Hospice, it will also help to spread awareness of our work in areas where people may not be so familiar with what we do. Hopefully partnerships like this will help to change that.”

For more information about the Ramble go to: birminghamhospice.org.uk/Event/rugby-ramble