Can you help us raise money for two fantastic charities?
11/07/2016 / Comments 0
One in every two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. One in two, and the number’s rising.
At the same time, someone is paralysed by spinal cord injury every eight hours, leaving them without muscle and sensory control, and probably putting them in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.
These two scary statistics have prompted the CEO of the Hilton-Baird Group, Alex Hilton-Baird, to put his body and mind to the test in order to raise money and awareness for two superb charities which specialise in these areas.
On 7th August, Alex will first be participating in the 14km Henley Thames Marathon swim in support of Wessex Cancer Trust, before swimming the 6 miles to the Isle of Wight and back again in September’s Aspire-organised Solent Swim.
How you can help
We are therefore asking our clients and e-News readers to help us promote what Alex is doing in a bid to raise as much money as possible for these most worthy of causes. You can do this by:
- Sending this article to your colleagues, friends and families
- Sharing it with your social media followers
- Donating whatever you can spare on our dedicated Just Giving pages: Wessex Cancer Trust and Aspire
Please note that the Hilton-Baird Group will be matching all donations made.
Any help or support you can give will be greatly appreciated by all of us at Hilton-Baird and really make a difference to so many people’s lives.
Information about the charities
Wessex Cancer Trust
Established in 1991, Wessex Cancer Trust provides vital support to people living with or affected by cancer across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. This includes counselling and therapy, financial assistance, information and support, and even holidays, to those affected.
Through its various projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives at home with their families, at work and in leisure time.
Thank you very much for your help and support. We’ll let you know how he gets on!