Pacific Nurseries Director raises £5200 with Marathon run
Peter Beharrell, director of Pacific Nurseries in Streetly, ran the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April raising £5200 for Heart Research UK.
Peter, who lives in Colton, has been training hard for the past few months to run his first full marathon and completed the 26.2 mile distance in 4 hours and 27 minutes. He chose to run for Heart Research UK after his father unexpectedly died from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2010. A member of staff also suffered an untimely death due to a heart condition. Peter’s garden nursery, owned jointly with brother Tom, has adopted the charity for 2012 and is raising money through events and sales of selected plants throughout the year.
“I am really pleased to have raised £5200 and we believe it is the highest amount raised for Heart Research UK from the London Marathon runners this year” commented Peter. “I have been extremely lucky to have been supported by friends, family, colleagues, customers and suppliers and all credit goes to them for pledging so much money for this great cause. Heart Research UK works very hard to prevent these terrible and untimely deaths and I am proud to support their work through the Marathon run and the garden centre” explained Peter.
Pacific Nurseries is open daily from 9.30am- 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 4.30pm on Sunday. For more information call 0121 353 4017.
Don’t be late for a very important date!
Join Alice, The Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit on June 16 for Cure Leukaemia’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Instead of tea and cake, there’ll be a two-course barbecue and cocktails, with croquet and giant games on the lawn, as well as live music from The Fuseniks.
The party starts at 7pm in the grounds of Ardencote Manor Hotel & Country Club, near Henley in Arden, Warwickshire.
The summer celebration, supported by BBC WM’s Red Alert Appeal, will help fund specialist nurses across the Midlands, who will carry out lifesaving clinical trials for blood cancer patients with drugs not readily available on the NHS. The pioneering treatments administered by research nurses funded by Cure Leukaemia, which is based at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, can offer a lifeline for leukaemia patients, who have explored all other options, and ultimately can save lives.
Tickets are priced £65 and include welcome drink, two-course barbecue, games and live music.
To book call 0121 371 4367 or email email@example.com
The BIG BUILD
Marie Cure Big Build in Marsh Lane, Solihull
Another exciting landmark has just been reached in Marie Curie Cancer Care’s BIG build appeal as the charity unveiled for the first time a furnished bedroom (see photo) in their new hospice for the West Midlands currently being built in Solihull. The creation of this ‘show’ room paints a great picture of what good facilities patients and their relatives will experience in the new hospice but this exciting new building isn’t yet completed and there is still a great deal of fundraising to be done to pay for the rest of the building work and the equipping of the hospice.
As the local West Midlands population is getting older, Marie Curie urgently needs to provide more terminally ill people with the high-quality care they deserve at the end of their lives. The current Solihull Hospice is also old and fast becoming unfit for purpose. £3 million has already been raised for a brand new building but now the charity needs the community’s help to raise another £4 million to finish the building work and then fully furnish and equip this wonderful new hospice (see photo).
Marie Curie has launched a new way everyone can help do this - by buying a BIG build Parcel of Care at www.mariecurie.org.uk/bigparcels you can support the care and comfort of terminally ill people from across the West Midlands.
A gift of just £1 could buy a flannel for a patient; £10 could get them a towel or £20 bedding like a blanket to help them feel safe and comfortable. A gift of £45 will help provide medical equipment such as an oxygen wall point (see photo) which can be used to help patients who have difficulty breathing or £650 could help provide outside furniture, benches and tables, for the garden. Each of the 24 rooms at the new hospice will open onto the garden so enabling patients and visitors easy access to the outside where they can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
All contributions both large and small will play a very important part in buying everything needed to provide care in the hospice for terminally ill patients and support for their families. There are many other ways you can get involved in fundraising for the new hospice Marie Curie urgently needs everyone’s help. You can make a BIG difference why not:
take part in a fundraising event - cycle from Solihull to Amsterdam or attend a fashion show
organise your own fundraising activity - hold a Blooming Big Tea party in your street or back garden
donate online at www.mariecurie.org.uk/bigbuild
get your company, school or network involved - get a team together to join in the Brain Game
make regular gifts or volunteer as a collector
Visit mariecurie.org.uk/bigbuild today or call 0121 254 7848 to find out more