Sir Andrew Large unites charity and business world for Kilimanjaro trek

first_imgSir 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.last_img read more

Hughes: Intent in Figueroa’s tackle

first_img Hull defender Figueroa’s tackle on Potters midfielder Ireland at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, which prompted no action from the officials at the time, left the Stoke man with a huge gash in his calf that required 12 stitches, and facing two to three weeks out. An enraged Hughes claimed post-match that the incident could have finished Ireland’s career and said Figueroa should have been shown a straight red card. Tigers boss Steve Bruce subsequently hit back, suggesting that, at the point the tackle was made, Ireland should not have been on the field as he himself had earlier made ”the worst challenge on the pitch” on David Meyler. It was then put to Hughes on Tuesday that there may have been ill-feeling from Figueroa and his Hull team-mates lingering towards Ireland after the tackle on Meyler. And the Welshman said: “My honest view is I think it (Figueroa’s challenge) was more an attempt to take one of our creative players out of the game rather than retribution. “I’ve been a professional footballer, as has Steve, and there are certain instances where you know you can protect your fellow player. “On this occasion I don’t think the lad (Figueroa) did anything to protect Stephen. “You can argue it was on a follow-through, but I don’t get that argument, to be honest. There was time – the ball was about 20 yards away when he made contact.” Regarding Ireland’s tackle on Meyler, Hughes added: “Stephen was slightly late. He put his foot up to try to protect himself because he thinks the lad is going to come in on him. “He ends up stepping on his foot – but he doesn’t stamp, or go over the top deliberately.” Stoke manager Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of deliberately trying to injure Stephen Ireland. Press Association Bruce, speaking on Monday, made it clear he felt it was correct the Figueroa incident had not even been punished with a free-kick, saying: ”He kicked the ball and followed through and unfortunately has caught his (Ireland’s) leg.” But Hughes said on Tuesday that his Hull counterpart had “fallen into the trap of trying to defend the indefensible”. The Welshman said: ”I don’t think Steve did himself too much credit in terms of his observations of the events of the day. ”Everyone has seen the two challenges and I didn’t think there was any comparison whatsoever.” Figueroa will not be facing any retrospective action from the Football Association over his tackle after referee Neil Swarbrick’s match report said he had seen the incident at the time. And Hughes, who had been strongly critical of Swarbrick and his officials on Saturday, said on Tuesday: “I thought that is what would happen, unfortunately. Once again, it doesn’t show referees in a good light. “It is hard to understand. But it is not surprising, which is the sorry part of it. “I know they don’t want to re-referee games. Maybe they have their hands tied and can’t do anything. But there is no leeway – they go by the rule book and, in these instances, I think the rule book is a bit of a fool. “With those, they should have the capacity to review them and do something about it.” Hughes was speaking at his press conference to preview Wednesday’s home clash with Everton. As well as Ireland, Stoke will once again be without skipper Ryan Shawcross due to his back issue, although Hughes is hopeful he will be able to select the defender again in “a couple of weeks”. The Potters head into the contest in fine form, having only lost two and won six of their previous 10 league games, including the last two. They are currently 10th in the table on 39 points from 27 games and looking to better the Premier League club records achieved last season, when Hughes guided the Staffordshire outfit to ninth and a total of 50 points. And he feels Stoke could even secure European football this term if they continue playing as they have been. “We are still trying to improve on last year’s total, and that was the aim,” Hughes said. “European football? If we continue, we have got an outside chance. “Probably we were not anticipating that we would be able to challenge for that this year. “But certainly, once you get to this stage of the season, then if you are getting on a really decent run, you never know.” last_img read more