Haines reaches 3rd way mark with 2/3 cash to go

| 22/04/2014

(CNS): With two of the six marathons already under his trainers and one third of the year down, Derek Haines has bagged over $350,000 in donations leaving two-thirds of his total goal of the$1million needed to build in patient facilities at the local hospice still to go. The veteran distance runner has set himself an incredible challenge this year in the hope of raising the much needed cash for Cayman HospiceCare. Sixty-five year old Haines is planning to run six marathons around the world before the year is out and is still looking for generous sponsors to make it worth his while.

The next race is in Pamplona, Spain, on 28 June which will be close to the half way mark and as he lines up with his daughter to take on the third 26 mile plus stretch Haines will be hoping to have a half million dollars pledged to stay on track. So far he has been in fine form and completed the Paris marathon in 4 hours and 3 and the London in an even speedier 3 hours. 57 minutes.

At a recent Rotary Club lunch Peter Kandiah the former managing partner of Campbells and his wife Julia donated CI$100,000 to the project giving the fundraising a welcome boost.
“I have taken a great interest in supporting hospice over the past several years and am more than happy to support this very worthwhile project. The Cayman Islands has been very good to us in the 40 years that Julia and I have been here and it is our way of putting something back,” said Kandiah.

Haines added, “This is an extremely generous donation by Peter and Julia and brings up the total pledged or donated, thus far to $350K. I am hoping that others follow this fine example."

For more details on the six marathon challenge or how to donate visit six4hospice.com or contact Derek Haines  Derek.Haines@dartcayman.com

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is great. Keep up the good work.

    • And Another Ting says:

      You go Haines brave Heart you is aw good man, just stay safe.

    • Chris Johnson says:

      As treasurer of the Six Marathons for Hospice Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have today hit CI$375,000 an extraordinary amount raised by an extraordinary person. I thank one and all of you for your generous contributions. Interesting is that donations are now coming in from overseas. We are confident of achieving our objectives and hope many more will help Marathon Man Derek Haines in the forthcoming months.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Digicel land lime should set up the system to donate to this cause

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well done! Wea re proud of you! Many blessings to you. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Every person living on this Cayman Islands should contribute atleast 10.00 to this worthy cause.  I suggest we begin this. I take off my hat to this man for what he is doing and I do hope he is given a medal in the island, because he sure deserves it,

  5. Hancock says:

    Well done Million Dollar Marathon Man. Good to see you running through the lush green tropical vegetation in London. Keep it up. The whole Cayman Islands and Rotary International are behind you. You are a true leader, an inspiration to all of us but in particular, to the younger generation.

    To Peter and Julia I raise my hat to you and thank you for your kind generosity . You are an example to be followed by all.