Friday, 26 February 2016

Waitrose Supports Kilimanjaro for Cancer

I'm delighted to announce that Waitrose in Cobham has offered to support my Kilimanjaro climb and help me raise money for the Princess Alice Hospice through its Community Matters green token scheme throughout the month of March.

You get a green token when you buy anything in the store and can choose one of three charities to support by putting it in a collection tube on the way out. At the end of the month, Waitrose divides £1000 between the three charities in proportion to the number of tokens in each collection tube.

If you live in the area, please consider supporting this if you can.  This is the full text that Waitrose is displaying next to the collection tube:

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb for the Princess Alice Hospice

John Piears is attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September to raise money for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, where his wife Beata spent her final weeks before she tragically died of ovarian cancer at the age of just 41.

Their mission and values
To inspire and deliver innovative palliative and end of life care to help patients, families and carers feel better, do more and cope with death and dying.

Shortly after Beata moved to the Hospice she said to me “we were so lucky to get this”. That’s how we both felt – grateful to have had access to such wonderful care in a calm and peaceful environment. Sadly the hospice  already cannot meet the demand for its services and as 75% of their funding comes from charitable donations, I want to do what I can to help them to reach out to more people in need” – John Piears

This is a link to John's fundraising website: