Blues boss backs St Elizabeth Hospice’s RideFest

Blues boss backs St Elizabeth Hospice’s RideFest

Ipswich Town Football Club‘s manager, Mick McCarthy, has pledged the club’s support to the St Elizabeth Hospice RideFest fundraiser.

RideFest will return next month with a competition for local businesses, a sportive challenge for the more seasoned cyclist and an individual challenge for those who want to set their own target and take part in their own time. All three will raise money to support St Elizabeth Hospice.

Town boss Mick McCarthy said: “Many of our supporters have benefited from the services offered by St Elizabeth Hospice and the charity is held in high regard among local people. A few of the players popped in to see some of the patients there before Christmas and they were really moved by the place. There’s such joy there and the staff really do make such an effort to make peoples’ last days the best they possibly can. It is therefore my pleasure to give my backing to RideFest and I urge people to take part however they can and help raise money so the hospice can continue to help local people in the wonderful way they do.”


All the money raised from the three challenges will go directly to the charity to care for local people in their last days of life and support their family during this time and after their loved one has died.

To find out more about RideFest or sign up to one of the challenges, visit

Pictured Mick McCarthy settling in to the saddle with under 18s assistant manager Chris Hogg

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