Christopher Peart will be undertaking the 10K 'Hope Run' in Klaipeda, Lithuania on the 17th May 2015 in aid of St Francis Cancer Support Centre in Lithuania. Christopher tells his special story behind the appeal:
My dear Dad was diagnosed with lung and bone cancer in late February 2015 and was moved to St Margaret's Hospice in Yeovil in early March. His cancer is aggressive and it's heartbreaking to see him slipping away from us.
Lying in bed in the hospice Dad asked me to undertake one last project for him.
Dad has been heavily involved in Lithuania since being the first British Ambassador in Vilnius after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Since his retirement Dad has maintained close links with Lithuania - he has been Chairman of the British-Lithuanian Society and is currently Chairman of the (Tiltas Trust), a charity focusing on, amongst other things, enhancing palliative care in Lithuania. He was awarded the Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of Merits to Lithuania for his continued work in British-Lithuanian relations.
Every May a 10km run is held in Klaipeda (a port city on the coast of Lithuania) in order to raise funds for the St Francis Cancer Support Centre which Dad is a Patron of and this year he has asked me to run in his memory.
I will be delighted to do this for Dad and, with the help of Rotary International, hope to raise as much money as possible for the St Francis Cancer Centre in Lithuania so that others who suffer from the terrible disease that is cancer can receive the love, care and support that not only Dad has been given, but also that Mum and I have received whilst he has been so well looked after in St Margaret's.
Please donate generously
If you are a UK taxpayer and complete a Gift Aid form when you make your donation an extra 25% can be claimed by RCSCF. You can print off a Gift Aid form by going to: www.rotarycharityfundraisers.org/gad_form.php
Your cheque should be made payable to: RCSCF
Send to: RCSCF, Cliff House, Yeovil Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4BB
Alternatively you can donate to Christopher Peart's Just Giving page:
Gift Aid can still be claimed but the amount donated will be subject to a 5% fee charged on the total amount by Just Giving.