The official charity partner for 2019’s Autumn Classic historic race meeting, Dorothy House, has revealed the event once again proved to be a huge fundraising success.

Verity Clark, Community Fundraiser for the south west-based hospice care organisation, revealed that a grand total of £341.21 was donated by generous show-goers on the day, with one attendee even signing up for the charity’s highly-anticipated Nepal Trek which is due to take place in 2020.

Dorothy House provides free, compassionate palliative and end-of-life care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers. Its work touches the lives of many people within the local area of Castle Combe Circuit.

The charity provided invaluable assistance to the late Castle Combe Circuit colleague, Rodney Gooch, as he fought his battle with cancer that he tragically succumbed to in April of this year. Rodney was one of the driving forces behind the setting-up of the inaugural Autumn Classic event seven years ago.

Its services span across 700 square miles, serving a population of 550,000 people around Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Somerset. The hospice offers support, advice and care, from early diagnosis onwards.

Providing hospice care services requires significant funds, and for every £1 Dorothy House receives from the NHS, it has to raise a further £4 to operate.


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