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Bacchas raise game for Rebecca House

L-r: Tim Leeming, head of hospice income Mary Doyle, Emma Leeming and Iain Wrigley, both Bacchas hockey club with new community fundraiser for hospice Steven Downward receiving the club's first donation.

Hockey club partners with hospice

Island hockey club Cronkbourne Bacchanalians has made a three year fund-raising pledge to the children's hospice Rebecca House.

The club has committed to raise or donate at least £3000 per year over the next three years, and a series of events and activities are planned over the coming months to get the ball rolling.

The pledge follows a visit by Bacchas members to Rebecca House last Christmas to distribute gifts - club chairman Tim Leeming says the team was so touched by the care provided, they wanted to do more.

It's a firm commitment which will see club and hospice partner in a number of activities - starting with the Rebecca House logo emblazoned on team shirts.

Tim Leeming said: "We have about 200 hockey members and a buoyant junior section so we are hoping we can engender greater awareness amongst the members and some long lasting associations with this important charity."  

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