London Rat Race

This year, Universal Tyres is proud to announce our support for Ellenor, a local charity that does incredible work in Kent to provide quality end-of-life care to patients and families. To do our bit, Universal Tyres is entering an 11-strong team in the 2017 London Rat Race – an intensive 10 kilometre dash across the capital, complete with obstacles and a dip in the Thames.
About Ellenor

Since 1985, Ellenor Lions Hospices has become the largest hospice service providers in Kent, and offer end-of-life care and support. Ellenor believe every person facing a terminal illness deserves the best care available at a location of their choice, which is overwhelmingly the family home. Whatever a patient’s age, Ellenor provides 24 hour support, 365 days a year.

To give you a better idea of the services that Ellenor provide to patients and their families, here is a complete list of their care plans:


– Children’s hospice home care

– Day therapy

– Hospice at home for adults

– Inpatient ward

– Wellbeing services

– Spiritual care

– Support for carers and loved ones

– Therapies: aromatherapy, gentle touch massage, physiotherapy, reflexology and more

As you can see, the scope of Ellenor’s services is breathtaking. From 2017 through to 2018, the charity have more than 10 events lined up to raise money to continue providing these services. Their events include a London to Paris cycle tour, a marathon, sky-diving, a charity ball, and many more.

Universal Tyres will be completing the London Rat Race independently of Ellenor’s official events programme, but if you are interested in raising money for Ellenor, head over to their events page, to sign up for an exhilarating challenge today!

London Rat Race

The team are looking forward to taking on the challenge that awaits us on 12th August. We’ll be crawling, jumping, running and swimming our way around London’s Docklands and having a great time while we do it, too.

If you’re interested in the London Rat Race, there is still time to enter and a percentage of your fee will go to charity, so there’s no pressure to raise a large sum in donations! The race’s official charity this year is Children with Cancer UK, who fund research grants and provide comprehensive family care services similar to Ellenor. However, the team at Universal Tyres wanted to give something back to the heroes in our local community by gifting our contribution to the finest hospice charity in Kent.

Get involved

Supporting Ellenor or the London Rat Race is easy, simply visit their websites and enter an event, volunteer your time or make a one-off donation. Lots of little actions make a big difference, so we hope to see you in London on the 12th August. Don’t forget to spread the word on social media, too, and happy fundraising!

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