Ice Hockey Memorial Match raises over £5,000 for Prospect Hospice

The Swindon Panthers organised a memorial ice hockey match and raised over £5,000 in memory of their old team mate Darren Taylor, who sadly passed away on April 1 2018 after his courageous battle with Sarcoma cancer.

The event, which was held at The Link Centre, Swindon, on Saturday 25 May, raised an incredible £5,470.81 through bucket collections, Just Giving donations, sponsorship and ice hockey t-shirt sales, and was so busy, it continued on into the night at the nearby Harvester. The Panthers and Darren’s family were so blown away by the support they received that they would like to do it as an annual event.

Community fundraiser Vikki Rath said: “The evening was so well organised and the amount raised on behalf of Prospect Hospice is staggering. On behalf of Prospect Hospice, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved and I look forward to seeing what they plan for next year!”

To read about Darren, as told by his mum Kathy, please visit the News section of the Prospect Hospice website:

About Prospect Hospice: Since 1980, Prospect Hospice has been providing the only dedicated end-of-life care service for the 300,000 people living in our community – bringing care, comfort and confidence, around the clock, every day of the year. The hospice does this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through its Inpatient Unit, Day Therapy, CNS Team and [email protected] Service. We also have a Wellbeing Centre in Marlborough.