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6th Jul, 2022

Shakespeare Hospice trustee raises money on mountain trek

A TRUSTEE of the Shakespeare Hospice took on some high rise fund-raising.

Dr Jeremy Shearman was among a group of 20 intrepid folk of all ages who recently trekked to Everest base camp at 5,300 metres, and then on to Black Rock (Kala Patthar) at 5,600 metres.

Jeremy said: “Hospices provide indispensable services supporting end of life care across the county. Each has its own character, identity and challenges.”

Jeremy’s fund-raising has topped £1,200, which is almost two thirds of the way to his target of £2,000. The money will be split between The Shakespeare Hospice and the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jeremy-shearman1 to donate.

This week is also Trustees’ Week – an annual event to showcase the vital work trustees do and to highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

A hospice spokesperson said: “Trustees are volunteers that share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run.

“Don’t worry, they don’t expect you to scale a mountain, but anyone with specialist skills such as in IT, would help to supplement the skills already represented on their committee and would could provide expert advice to their senior management team.”

The Shakespeare Hospice is looking for new trustees who share the same passion to serve the local community.

Visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk for further details.

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