In March 2007, the world's greatest explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, will embark on his latest extreme challenge- to climb the North Face of the Eiger and raise £1.5 million for the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme.
Sir Ranulph said: “The Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme is a pioneering initiative which aims to develop and help provide the best possible service for terminally ill people allowing them to be cared for and die in their place of choice.
“I have watched my own nearest and dearest die of a terminal illness and I understand the huge difference to a patient's morale and sense of well-being when they have the choice to spend their last days in the security of their own home. The Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme will enable more people to make this choice.
“Climbing the Eiger will be truly challenging, but with every step that our three-man team takes, I’ll know that our efforts will be making a real and tangible difference to the lives of terminally ill people and their families and carers across the UK.
“I am proud to be supporting this groundbreaking initiative and I am urging people to get behind the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme by sponsoring my Eiger Challenge.”
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Marie Curie Cancer Care will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
Thank you for supporting Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Eiger Challenge. For more information go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/EigerChallenge
To read Sir Ranulph Fiennes' blog go to www.myspace.com/ranulphfiennes