Chesterfield hospice appeals for pedal power

The Derbyshire Times' Flagg Cycle Challenge for Ashgate Hospice.

The Derbyshire Times' Flagg Cycle Challenge for Ashgate Hospice.

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A battling north Derbyshire hospice is desperate for more support for this month’s DT and JE James Flagg Cycle Challenge fundraiser amid huge, rising demands.

The number of patient contacts at Ashgate Hospice, on Ashgate Road, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, has risen by nearly a quarter in the last year and referrals to its Hospice at Home service have rocketed by nearly 75per cent.

Director of Fundraising and Marketing Esther Preston said more families across north Derbyshire are affected by the diagnosis of life-limiting illnesses and she is urging more fundraisers to help meet this challenge.

 

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