Sir Andrew Large unites charity and business world for Kilimanjaro trek AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events This Friday (October 19), Sir Andrew Large, Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England, and currently Chairman of the Hedge Fund Working Group will lead a team of six who will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on a nine day trek raising an amazing amount for charity.The team, which includes Dr Stephen Large, Vice-Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability, and Geoffrey Barnett, Chair of Trustees for Barnardo’s, will embark on the Lemosho route – the longest and most remote route to the summit of Kilimanjaro.Each team member has an individual reason for taking on this challenge but they all share a common goal in making a meaningful contribution to the charities they really care about. The donations currently stand at £264,280., of which Marie Curie Cancer Care will receive approximately £218,000.The intrepid team also includes Jamie Large, Sir Andrew’s younger son, Robin Beale, and his son Marcus Beale. Marcus and Robin have particularly strong reasons for supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care.Marcus said: “My mother, Diana, died from cancer in September 2005. She spent the last three months of her life at home thanks to an incredible support team of nurses, doctors and carers. One crucial part of this team was Marie Curie Cancer Care.””This October I am joining this small team climbing Kilimanjaro. My goal is to raise money for Marie Curie and to show by this effort my admiration of and gratitude to Marie Curie Cancer Care and the entire support team who afforded Mum her fervent wish to spend the last few months in her own home with her family and beloved garden.”For more information on Marie Curie Cancer Care please go to www.mariecurie.org.uk. To find out more about the challenge or to donate please go to www.climbkiliwithus.comNotes to editorsFor more information please contact Michelle Lauder, PR Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care, [email protected], 020 7599 7712Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it provides care to around27,000 terminally ill patients in the community and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.FundingAround 70 per cent of the charity’s income comes from the generous support of thousands of individuals, membership organisations and businesses, with the balance of our funds coming from the NHS.Marie Curie NursesThe charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end-of-life care, totally free for patients in their own homes.ResearchThe charity has two centres for palliative care research, The Marie Curie Palliative Care Unit in London and The Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool it also runs the world-renowned Marie Curie Research Institute, which investigates the causes and treatments of cancer.Campaigning: Supporting the choice to die at homeResearch shows around 70 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care. However, more than 50 per cent of cancer deaths still occur in hospital, the place people say they would least like to be. Since 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been campaigning for more patients to be able to make the choice to be cared for and die at home.Delivering Choice ProgrammeIn 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care launched its first major palliative care service improvement plan, the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme, to provide greater choice for patients in end of life care.The programme has five projects underway across the UK – in Lincolnshire, Leeds, Tayside (Scotland), Barnet (north London) and south-east LondonLeonard Cheshire Disability campaigns to change attitudes to disability and supports disabled people all over the world.Visit www.LCDisability.orgMichelle LauderPR ExecutiveMarie Curie Cancer Care89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TPTel: 020 7599 7712 Fax: 020 7599 7708 Howard Lake | 17 October 2007 | News 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.