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Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity announces Royal Patron for Duathlon

12 August 2008

HRH Princess Alexandra has graciously agreed to be the Patron of the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s London Duathlon.

HRH Princess Alexandra has graciously agreed to be the Patron of the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s London Duathlon.

This is the first year that the Charity has been the Official Charity for the London Duathlon which will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Richmond Park on Sunday, 14 September 2008 – the only day of the year when the park is closed to cars.

More than 1000 people have already signed up to take part in this exciting event on behalf of the Charity. The London Duathlon includes two runs and a bike ride which can be entered by individuals as well by teams.

HRH Princess Alexandra says: “I am delighted to be Patron of the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s London Duathlon. This event provides an outstanding opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to participate and support a worthy cause.

“I wish all the competitors who are supporting the Charity, as well as their families and friends, a successful and enjoyable day. I very much hope that the event will be a great success for the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity.”

Lady Rhys Williams, Chairman of the Trustees of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, says: “We have great pleasure in announcing that HRH Princess Alexandra has become Patron of the Charity’s involvement in the London Duathlon. We are very grateful for her support.”

Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity awards grants and raises funds for the modernisations of healthcare and the benefit of staff, carers, patients and their families at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the community it serves.

Funds raised by the Charity’s duathlon participants will go towards deserving projects such as the Charity’s £900,000 CT Scanner Appeal to speed up diagnosis and treatment for patients.

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