Wade Financial planner Ian Little has been appointed to the development board of the Marie Curie Hospice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Ian is one of four new faces tasked with raising the profile of the hospice, which offers in-patient care, day services and residual care to those living with a terminal illness. Last year, the board generated over £50,000 towards supporting patients and their families, and will be aiming to better that that total in the coming months.
“I’m humbled to have been asked to join the hospice’s development board,” says Ian, a long-time supporter of the charity. “Marie Curie is a cause that is close to my heart. My mother benefited hugely from the amazing and wonderful support of Marie Curie, and I can’t speak highly enough of the service they offer.”
Katie Searles, Partnerships Manager at Marie Curie, says: “We continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible achievements of the board and are extremely grateful for their on-going support. We are delighted to welcome four new members to the board and are excited to see what we can achieve together over the coming year.”
“Marie Curie is a cause that is close to my heart. My mother benefited hugely from their amazing and wonderful support.”
The financial planner has previously helped to raise funds for the hospice by shaving his head and hiking across the Canadian Rockies, and is relishing the prospect of bringing in even more donations for Marie Curie. “I’ve been involved with Marie Curie for a number of years now, and I can’t wait to start raising even more money for this incredible cause.”
Marie Curie’s Pay for a Day
Ian has already set his sights on Marie Curie’s Pay for a Day campaign, in which companies are encouraged to raise £6,584 to run the hospice for a full 24 hours. Wade Financial are committed to hitting that target, raising much-needed funds for the cause.
“Almost all of us know somebody who has been touched by cancer or a terminal illness,” Ian continues. “If all of the contacts on our mailing lists contributed just £3 each, we would have enough to provide expert care and comforting support to those who need it for one entire day.”
The entire Marie Curie Development Board, including Ian, will be volunteering at the Marie Curie Hospice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Tuesday 12 September. Wade Financial will also host a fundraising Sportsman’s Dinner later this year, with the proceeds going to Marie Curie and another local beneficiary, Northern League outfit West Allotment Celtic.
“Building strong relationships is a significant part of our ethos as financial advisers, but that extends beyond our clients,” Ian explains. “We want to put back into the community, both as a company and as individuals. We hope our clients and our contacts will join us in supporting these causes – not least the Marie Curie Hospice in Newcastle.”