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Martin Pratt

Swim Everest 2017

Fundraising for Hospice Of St Francis (Berkhamsted)

216 %
£21,611
raised of £10,000 target
by 88 supporters
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Hospice Of St Francis (Berkhamsted)

We help over 2,000 local people each year to live their precious lives well

Charity Registration No. 280825

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Thanks for taking the time to visit this JustGiving page.

Back in 2007, my mother passed away at the Hospice of St. Francis. This was an incredibly difficult time for all - and was also our first exposure of the amazing and relentless care the Hospice offers. They not only made my mother's last days more bearable and dignified but ensured all family members were thoroughly looked after.

In more recent years, my father-in-law benefited from day care treatment at the Hospice. After a course of treatment and professional attention, he was able to get back to his usual self. This underlines that the Hospice is not just about end of life care.

I know I am just one person in a thousand who have had their lives and hearts touched by the Hospice. Disappointingly, only a tiny amount of the on-going annual costs are forthcoming from the NHS with the majority of funding coming from charitable donations.

Our 13 year-old daughter has decided to contribute towards this worthy cause by swimming the height of Mount Everest! She has been in intensive training for a few months and is looking forward to the big swim on 27th December. She has chosen to undertake this challenge at Christmas time as she wants us all to remember those less fortunate than us at this special time of the year. 

I know you are all inundated with charitable requests but please let me twist your arm to support this fantastic challenge.

My role? I am counting lengths!

I really appreciate any support you can offer.

Martin

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