Alex Hilton-Baird, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Hilton Baird took part in the Thames Marathon Bridge to Bridge 14km swim in support of Wessex Cancer Trust last weekend raising over £1,300.
Hilton-Baird’s father was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013 – completed the 14km stretch of the River Thames between Henley and Marlow in four hours and 42 minutes. The Hilton-Baird Group will be matching the final sum raised, taking the total beyond £2,600 as it stands.
Alex Hilton-Baird said: “With cancer affecting more and more of us, the services and support provided by charities such as Wessex Cancer Trust have rarely been so vital. I experienced the impact cancer can have first-hand a few years ago when my dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer. I’m pleased to say that after receiving exceptional care and treatment, he was able to beat it. But not everyone is so fortunate. “I therefore wanted to do something to inspire people to donate money to Wessex Cancer Trust. We’re delighted as a company to support this wonderful charity and hope that the money we have raised will allow them to extend their services to even more people who need them.”
Head of Fundraising of Wessex Cancer Trust, Sofie Bennett said “I would like to congratulate Alex on his amazing achievement. Wessex Cancer Trust rely on the support of the local business community so we are really grateful that the whole team at the Hilton-Baird got behind this challenge. Thank you!”