Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Glanfield Hospitalité Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride

Patrick Noble, Matthew Sharrock & their support team are taking up the formidable challenge of cycling from London to Lourdes in the Pyrenees (a distance of approximately 600 miles in 6 days) to raise money for The Glanfield Hospitalité Trust.

The money raised through sponsorship of the cycle ride will be supporting children and vulnerable adults via two sources – the first, since both Patrick and Matthew have been involved as volunteers, is the Glanfield Children’s Group that has provided respite for children with disabilities & vulnerable adults in the UK for many years. The aim of the group is to offer both a holiday for the children and a much needed rest for their parents who are welcome to join the group if they wish. These holidays provide the children with experiences that their disabilities would not usually permit, such as swimming, a trip to the top of a mountain in the Pyrenees, a day out at the zoo and for some of the older members, a few beers in the pub.

Patrick and Matthew have requested that some funds raised go specifically to enable the Group to provide subsidies for the children and their parents as the cost for this and the activities of the holiday is substantial.

They will also be supporting children at the Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, Lancashire.

The care offered at Derian House is focused on specialist palliative respite and terminal care for children who may not live to reach adulthood. Children, young adults and their families are able to embrace support and friendship in a warm, ‘home from home’ environment, with an honest and flexible approach to meeting their specific needs.

Derian House’s care also continues with bereavement support for the family for as long as required, giving recognition to the need to never forget.

Year on year the cost of providing special care for children increases and with less than 10% of funding coming from official sources the reality is that the Hospice is open 52 weeks a year whilst receiving statutory funding for just nine of those.

The team’s journey will begin on Saturday 14th August 2010 and arrival at their destination is scheduled for Friday 20th August 2010. The team then plan to join the Glanfield Group as volunteer helpers for a week until 27th August.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Three Peaks Challenge 2010

Katy Berezovsky, Lucy Cannock, Stephen Daly, Kathryn Geels & David Pitkin, (accompanied by their resident driver and motivational coordinator Andrew Loynd,) have kindly volunteered to take part in The Glanfield Hospitalité Trust Three Peaks Challenge 2010.

The Glanfield Hospitalité Trust, (GHT) was set up in February this year to support and advance the standard of life for all people in need throughout the world including; those who live in poverty, those with disabilities, those who are physically or emotionally deprived, those who have been neglected, and their families.

GHT aim to provide relief in many forms, such as the provision of vital equipment to enable individuals, organisations and communities to become more self sufficient; food, clothing and accommodation to relieve poverty; work books and materials to educate; and the provision of respite amongst others.

The GHT Three Peaks Challenge will take place on the evening of 15th July 2010 and involves climbing the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours.

The Highest Peaks in each country are:
Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1344m)
Scafell Pike, in England (978m)
Snowdon, in Wales (1085m)

Please sponsor us generously to support this truly worthy cause by visiting our GHT sponsorship site here.

Donation Site Now Set Up!

It is now possible to fundraise and donate to the Glanfield Hospitalite Trust through BMY Charity.

View our page here!