Marquis lends a hand to majestic cause

Steve Wardle (left, father of the late Alex Wardle) and Richard Morse, Branch Manager of Marquis Hampshire with the Majestic 196 ready to go
Steve Wardle (left, father of the late Alex Wardle) and Richard Morse, Branch Manager of Marquis Hampshire with the Majestic 196 ready to go

Friday, 19, May 2017 12:58

by Tom Leaning

Marquis have pledged their support for the Alex Wardle Foundation and the Lily Mae Foundation with a Majestic 196 motorhome for the duration of the Alex Wardle Tour which started this week. Two local rugby men from Hampshire, Paul O'Reilly and Paul Jones, will be cycling a 1000 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise awareness of the work by the Alex Wardle Foundation and raise money in support of the two worthy charities.

The Alex Wardle Foundation Fund was set up in memory of Alex Wardle, who passed away in March 2016 from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). The foundation aims to raise awareness of the condition and to fund cardiac projects in the community for example, screening events and supplying defibrillators.

Alex Wardle joined 1350 (Fareham & District) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets at age thirteen and his career progressed through until he left for university to study medicine. During his career he participated in most of the activities open to him, most popular with him were fieldcraft and shooting but his main passion was his sport, specifically rugby - which he represented both his Squadron, Wing, Region and ultimately the Air Training Corps. Speaking fondly in memory of Alex, Steve Riggs who is Marquis's Logistics Manager and knew Alex said "Alex was a friendly, affable, sociable and driven individual who was committed to focussing on his career ahead. He was well liked by all."

The Lily Mae Foundation supports Parents and Families who have tragically and traumatically lost a baby to Stillbirth or to Neonatal Death. Despite its frequency, there is very little public perception of the devastating impact of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death on Parents and their Families.' Money raised will be split between these two charities.

CaravanTimes wish the team luck and if you would like to donate and support this worthy event please visit www.justgiving.com

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