Last night (Wednesday 5
June) Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO attended an
art exhibition at The Menier Gallery, London, in support of
charities Prostate Cancer UK and Wellbeing of Women.
The exhibition was held to celebrate the incredible fundraising
efforts of Trustees, Professor Roger Kirby at Prostate Cancer UK,
and Marcus Setchell at Wellbeing of Women, who have raised a
phenomenal £1.3million by founding and leading five international
'Hike For Hope' treks over five years.
Supporting the trekkers was Resident Artist, Alex Roch, who
joined and captured moments from their recent journey to the
Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morroco. The sketches were transformed into
beautiful and poetic paintings that were unveiled at the private
viewing last night. Alex is kindly donating one third of all
proceeds from the sale of the paintings to the charities.
Also attending the event, which was designed to honour and
celebrate those who took part in a Hike For Hope, were the
trekkers, their friends and families, trustees, CEOs of charities,
ambassadors and supporters.
Roger Kirby, Trustee at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "We were
honoured that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester was able
to join us at the Menier Gallery to celebrate the £1.3million
raised on the five consecutive Hikes For Hope. The money will be
spent to improve diagnosis, and care for the 250,000 men who are
currently living with prostate cancer in the UK."
Marcus Setchell, Trustee at Wellbeing of
Women, said: "Hike For Hope has now done five treks jointly for
Wellbeing of Women and Prostate Cancer UK. The partnership of the
two charities in running the joint sponsored treks has been
fantastic. The hundreds of men and women who have joined the treks
have loved the challenging walks, and the money raised has helped
to improve cancer treatments for gynecological and prostate
The Hike for Hope exhibition is open to the
public until Saturday 8 June. For more details people can visit http://www.meniergallery.co.uk/Menier_Gallery/Exhibitions.html