One of the ways in which Foundation members can support charities and good causes they care about is to apply to the Foundation for Double Match funding when they raise money for their chosen charity.
This is what our members Diane and Joe Knight did this September when they decided to climb Mount Snowdon to raise vital funds for Woodlands Hospice in Liverpool in memory of Steven Knight, Diane’s late husband and Joseph’s father. Steve sadly passed away on 15th March this year after a battle with Bowel Cancer; he was just 47.
Wanting to do something to thank the whole team at Woodlands Hospice for their outstanding care, and to celebrate Steve’s life, Diane and Joe decided to climb Mount Snowdon and raise money for the Hospice. With the support of their family and friends, Diane and Joe raised an incredible £15,404.32 in total, and the Foundation is delighted to provide £4,000 of that total in Double Matched Funding.
Diane said, “Steve passed away at the Woodlands Hospice and they were the nicest people who couldn’t do enough for my husband and my family. They are continuing to support us to this day. To be able to support them means so much to me and my family.”
“It was wonderful to meet Diane and Joe Knight today who recently completed a gruelling walk up Snowdon supported by their family and friends to celebrate the life of Diane’s husband and Joe’s dad Steven who sadly passed away earlier this year. Between them, they have managed to raise a breathtaking £15,404.32! They have even more money to be collected so their final amount will be even higher. What a wonderful tribute to a much-loved man, we are sure he would be immensely proud of you all. Thank you so much for your support; it means the world to us, it really does.”