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Meet the Charity: Hope Against Cancer

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Following the announcement of Leicester Tigers’ official charity partners for the 2017/18 season, we’re catching up with each of this year’s charities to find out more about the great work they do.

This week, we hear from Nigel Rose, chief executive of Hope Against Cancer who work across Leicestershire and Rutland helping to fund cancer research projects and support clinical trials.

The charity hosts fundraising events throughout the year, including the Hope Against Hope cycle challenge which saw cyclists take part in a 300-mile sponsored ride from Leicester to the Peak District and back which helped to raise more than £70,000.

Since 2003, Hope Against Cancer has raised more than £5 million for vital research and clinical trials. Tigers will be working alongside Hope Against Cancer throughout this season to help raise even more money and spread awareness.

Speaking of Hope Against Cancer’s partnership with Tigers, Nigel said: “We have been lucky enough to have enjoyed much support over the years from Leicester Tigers.

“England’s World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson is a keen and active patron, having taken part in two of our fundraising cycle rides over the last few years. Ex-player Matt Poole is also a Patron and has hosted many events for us.

“It is fantastic for us to be officially supported throughout the coming year and to be part of the Leicester Tigers community and family in this way.

“We hope that our association will raise the awareness, the profile and generate vital funds to ensure we continue supporting world-class research locally here in Leicester and maintain its reputation as a national centre of excellence.

“This will help us to ensure we continue to make a tremendous positive difference to local patients now and in the future.

“The website is the best place to find out more about our range of fundraising events we have planned and to see how you can get involved in helping us beat cancer!”

Keep posted throughout the season for all the latest events and updates.