Adam and Rachael Serfontein
One of the North East’s leading businessmen and his wife have pledged their support to an initiative to help raise vital funds for the Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle.
Adam Serfontein and his wife Rachael have donated £6,584 to the Pay for a Day appeal, which covers the cost of funding specialist round-the-clock care for 24 hours at the hospice.
The couple have chosen December 18 as the day they will support the hospice, and hope to encourage individuals, groups and businesses to follow their lead in the season of goodwill by donating or committing to fundraise for the hospice.
Mr Serfontein, managing director of The Hanro Group - one of the region’s largest commercial property companies - is a Pro Chancellor and Deputy Chair of Northumbria University and Chair of NE1, Newcastle’s business improvement company. He also Chair’s the Marie Curie Hospice Development Board, which has raised over £550,000 in the last four years. The funds help maintain and develop the hospice, which provides specialist care for people living with terminal illness coupled with support for their families.