CLAIRE House Children's Hospice has been chosen as official charity for the Liverpool Chester bike ride for a tenth year running.

The cycling event takes place on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Since 2011, cyclists in the event have been encouraged to fundraise for Claire House and during that time an incredible £274,791.23 has been raised for the hospice, which could fund a specialist nurse to work in the hospice every year since the partnership began.

Event fundraiser Mark Pearson said: "The partnership with Pennine Events, who organise the Liverpool Chester bike ride is really special to Claire House and the cycling event is a key date in our fundraising calendar.

"Every July it is fantastic to see thousands of cyclists, beginners and experienced alike, cycling around the local area wearing the Claire House logo."

Claire House supports more than 300 families with dying children across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.

But more children are coming to Claire House than ever before – an 84% increase in six years – and the hospice can no longer cope with demand.

"Cyclists fundraising for the hospice allows us to be able to be there when and where we are needed and provide a lifeline to local families," says Mark Pearson.

Managing director at Pennine Events, Mark Sandamas said: "We are delighted and privileged to be celebrating a decade's partnership with Claire House Children's Hospice and the 27th year of the bike ride.

"We would like to encourage cyclists of all ages and abilities to sign up for the bike ride and help raise vital funds for the hospice and their families."

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