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St David's Hospice Care (Gwent and S. Powys)

We aim to provide patients with a choice to receive care where it suits them best

Charity Registration No. 1010576

Story

Gary's company,Parker & Co (www.parkeraccountants.com) based in Magor, have chosen St. David's Foundation Hospice Care as their nominated charity for the year to 31st March 2012 and are supporting by way of taking part in events, organising and supporting events such as The Kingsway Abseil and directly sponsoring some events, such as the Annual Ball in November 2011.

Our objective is to raise atleast £10,000 over the year and 100% of donations go to the charity. We have a team in the 3 Peaks in July, Gary is swimming the Hellespont in August and running the Everest Marathon in Nepal in December ("The highest Marathon on Earth").

Update on the Everest Marathon - May 2012

Gary departs for Nepal on friday 18th May to complete the Eberest Marathon on 29th May. He will need the time to acclimatise to be able to run at 5,400 metres (17,700 ft) above sea level.

Parker & Co sponsor the English Channel Swim.

Gary's company, Parker & Co have agreed to sponsor the costs associated with the St Davids English Channel Relay Swim in July 2013. Gary will be taking part and be a member of the team of six. See the charity section of www.parkeraccountants.com

Update on the Everest Marathon - November 2011

Unfortunately due to business commitments Gary has had to delay his taking part in the Everest Marathon. The next marathon takes place from Everest base camp on 29th May 2012.

Gary has got his entry !!!

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So far so good. As of 1st January 2012 Gary and his team completed the 3 Peaks in excellent time. He has also completed the 6 kilometre Hellespont Swim but due to business commitments, had to delay the Everest Marathon until 29th May 2012. He is really looking forward to completing this high altitude challenge!!

Hellespont Update

On 30th August in the Dardenelles Gary took part in the 6.2 k Hellespont Swim. It was a great occasion with around 500 competitors.

At about 10 mins into the swim I settled into my stroke - but slowed up whilst avoiding the hundreds of Jellyfish in the water! The cut off time was 1 hour 30 mins and I managed to complete it in 1 hour 3 mins which was about half way in the field. Gonna go back next year and shave 10 mins off that!

Anyway was a success on my way to raising the £10,000 for St.Davids foundation. Next - The Everest Marathon!

Hellespont Swim
At the end of August, Gary is also taking part in the Hellespont Open Water Swim - From Asia to Europe.
Situated in Turkey, The Hellespont is undoubtedly one of the most significant open water swims in the world. In 1810, Lord Byron the English Poet became the first known person to swim across the Hellespont from Europe to Asia. He swam it in honour of Leander, who in Greek Mythology, would swim nightly across this stretch of water to his lover Hero.

My reason for doing it is less romantic, but much more significant - I want to raise money to support the work of St. David's Foundation.

Have a look at the video of Gary training at Bathurst Outdoor Pool, Lydney where he is a member of the Serious Swim Club. It is a lovely outdoor pool and great for families.www.bathurstpool.co.uk

Our support will help them to provide individual care to many thousands of patients and their families living with South Wales. Your kind donations will ensure that St David's Foundation will continue to tailor care that allows patients the dignity they deserve when facing the most difficult time of their lives. So Dig Deep whilst I Swim in the Deep!

 

The Everest Marathon

Gary will be running the 26 mile Everest Marathon in December. Known as the highest marathon on earth it will be a real challenge particularly with the altitude to cope with. He is not expecting to win the event but has an excellent chance of completing it bearing in mind his endurance events background having completed the Marathon De Sable and the Jungle Marathon. He is also a mountaineer and runs a mounatin expedition company www.club7summits.com

Update on the Everest Marathon

Unfortunately due to business commitments Gary has had to delay his taking part in the Everest Marathon. The next marathon takes place from Everest base camp on 29th May 2012.

Gary has got his entry !!!

Donations

Please donate what you can to support any of the above events. The charity needs your support. Please visit the charity website. www.stdavidsfoundation.co.uk

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Text GARY66 and the amount of your donation to 70070
It's completely free of charge, and every penny goes to St. David's Foundation Hospice Care

Thank you for your support

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