Our broadcasting and training consultant Mariclare Carey-Jones has set off today (November 16) on a Sri Lankan trek to raise funds for the Marie Curie charity.
Mariclare, who runs Memorable Creative Journalism, has been sponsored by CJCH Solicitors, Knights Estate Agents, and her own company.
Mariclare Carey-Jones, who is an ambassador for the charity, which cares for terminally ill patients, is thrilled to finally be able to take part in a trek for the charity, after plans to join the Costa Rica trek last year were scuppered following
“My mum’s side of the family are Italian and we do everything together,” she said.
“There was never any time during visiting where we were told there should only be two people to a bed, we could come at any time. I will never forget the last few weeks I had with my granddad.
“At the time, I was working for ITV, so I would finish work at 7 o’clock and drive straight to the hospice. I would go to the kitchen and make us a cup of tea and get biscuits and I would sit with Nonno (that’s what I would call him). It was like home from home when he was there.
“Since then I have done everything I can to support the charity, so taking part in the trek it’s just the next step. I can’t wait and Dave (my husband) is also doing it with me.”
The group headed off today and are due to return on November 25.