A HOSPICE caring for adults with a range of life-limiting illnesses has received a substantial donation from athletic businesswomen.

The Women in Business Group took part in a charity challenge with inflatable obstacles at Laurel Park, Lower Earley, in aid of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice.

Teams were invited to take on a variety of gameshow inspired courses and nearly £5,800 was raised through donations and sign-up fees.

Cheryl Adams, chair of the Women in Business group said: "It was a pleasure to support Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice with their fundraising.

"The work they do provides critical care services for people in our local community. Thank you to everyone for their time, their enthusiasm and their generosity in making this event a success."

The hospice, based on Liebenrood Road, received a cheque on Monday, but relies largely on donations to continue its work.

Rachel Rawlings, from Sue Ryder, added: “Thank you to all of the businesses who organised and took part in this challenge. It was a fantastic day full of enthusiasm and we are extremely grateful to the teams.

"Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice needs to raise £1.5m this year, so we rely heavily on our local community to support us with fundraising and raising awareness and this event really helped do that.”

Visit: dokh.fundraising@sueryder.org or call 0118 9550 456 to find out more.