Aisling Tiernan from Leicester will be reaching the roof of Africa by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Marie Curie Cancer Care in October 2010. Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the highest freestanding mountains in the world.
Another successful fundraising event was held on 1st May when a group from Leicester joined hundreds of walkers who tackled the famous Mourne Challenge trek in Northern Ireland. The gruelling 26 miles covered 5 mountains including Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in Northern Ireland.
As part of leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes’ long standing national campaign ‘Building to Beat Cancer’ the company has pledged its support throughout 2010 for a charity which specialises in research into blood cancers – Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
LOROS is pleased to announce that Professor John Feehally will take over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees when Stephen Thomas retires in June 2010.
LOROS is an independent local charity providing palliative care and support to around 2,500 people each year within Leicestershire and Rutland.
Hope Against Cancer were delighted to be able to host a Raffle Draw at Goldmark Galleries in Uppingham during December courtesy of Mike Goldmark. Rutland High Sheriff, Mrs Elizabeth Mills, kindly drew the winning ticket.
Sherilyn Wileman (10) has penned “Redgate Tails – Sultan” a story about a European Eagle-Owl that she met at the Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary in Markfield. The new book follows another exciting adventure with heroine Nat as she rescues a trapped owl and solves a kidnapping mystery.