Supporting the development of Alexander Devine new hospice for children in Berkshire

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Fiona Devine and the wider Alexander Devine Hospice Team in Maidenhead over the last year, helping to develop the project design, raise money for the new hospice and make Fiona’s vision a reality. I am really delighted that we are getting closer every day to realising Fiona’s vision with a planned project start on 23 September 2015 attended by the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary and MP for Maidenhead.

Over the last six months Beard staff have participated in the Blenheim Triathlon, competed in the Great Beard Bake Off and entertained the Oxfordshire High Sheriff, Lord Lieutenant and various deputy lieutenants, all in aid of raising funds for the Alexander Devine Hospice.

On 19 September 2015 various Beard staff are cycling from our offices in Oxford, Swindon, Guildford and Bristol to the site of the proposed hospice in Maidenhead. In the hope that there will be more downhill stretches than uphill ascents, I have chosen to cycle from the Oxford office to Maidenhead! Although only 39 miles, keeping up with John Youle, Lee Flashman, Adam Brooks, Luke Bennett, Shef Daud, Steve Colmer and Ben Davis most of whom are many years younger than me and vastly fitter, will be quite a challenge; hence a little training.

Above: Mark and Sophie Beard on their first training ride – a long way to go for Mark to become fit for purpose!

I will be delighted if you can support me in this challenge, further details on our Just Giving page

Beard has promised to match every £1 raised up to £5,000 from the Great Beard Bake Off and Office Cycle Challenge.

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