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Bristol City staff take on 1894 Challenge for CHSW

09 November 2020 Bristol City FC Fundraising

The #1894Challenge will see members of the Robins backroom team attempt to clock up 1,894 kilometres between them before December 18th via exercise compliant with Public Health guidance on COVID-19. 

All proceeds from the sponsored challenge, recorded via fitness app STRAVA, will go to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) Charlton Farm, which provides the highest level of care, clinical expertise and enrichment opportunities for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the squad’s Christmas trip to Charlton Farm - the annual highlight of the long-standing relationship between the Robins and CHSW - will not take place this year. 

City goalkeeping and Under-23s coach Rene Gilmartin said: “Children’s Hospice South West is a charity close to the hearts of everyone at Bristol City. The support they give the young people and their families is inspiring and humbling. 

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“As a club we always look forward to our Christmas visit and supporting Children’s Hospice South West throughout the year with various activities. These are uncertain times for everyone, not least our friends at the hospice, and the 1894 Challenge is our small way of raising funds and awareness.”

Amanda Gallagher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at CHSW, said: “It has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, but, since the first lockdown, Charlton Farm has remained open to families for emergency and end-of-life care. We are also providing support to children and families in their own homes and remotely. We simply could not continue to offer this lifeline of care without the financial support provided by fundraising initiatives such as the #1894Challenge.”

Regular updates as City staff clock up the Ks will be posted on City channels.

And fans can also get involved themselves using #1894Challenge to post images and videos with the best ones liked and share on the Robins’ twitter and instagram feeds.