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deVere’s James Green to trek Sahara for Katie Piper Foundation

by LLB staff reporter
14th Mar 24 7:04 am

deVere Group’s Investment Director and LondonLovesBusiness columnist James Green is about to embark on two gruelling challenges, the first kicking off this week, to raise money for The Katie Piper Foundation.

Green’s first test is a five-day trek through the Sahara starting this Thursday March 14th, along with 10 other supporters of the Foundation, which is a first of its kind challenge for the charity.

Then, on June 22nd, Green will be testing his mettle once again by taking part in the “distinct and challenging race experience,” the Le Morne 20km Race in Mauritius.

He certainly doesn’t do things by halves for this charity which is close to his heart.

The Katie Piper Foundation was established in 2009 by burns survivor Katie Piper OBE, after she sustained life-changing burns and scarring from a traumatic acid attack and is the only charity in the UK providing burns rehabilitation, dedicated to supporting people who have experienced life-altering burns and scarring.

The charity aims to improve the quality of life of survivors by supporting them physically, mentally, and emotionally through a personalised rehabilitation programme.

deVere’s Investment Director said of his upcoming challenges: “I’m embarking on these challenges as I really want to help transform the lives of others.

“I’m deeply passionate about the amazing work the Katie Piper Foundation does in helping individuals whose lives have been profoundly affected by life-altering burns injuries. The journey towards recovery for these people is lifelong, and the vital support provided by the charity relies on individuals like myself who fundraise and offer their support.”

Green will be trekking through the Sahara Desert for five days and camping under the stars: “I’m nervous now, good nervous though! This challenge is certainly way out of my comfort zone, but I’m looking forward to smashing it.”

CEO of the charity Kate Naish said “We are so grateful to James and the other supporters taking on this incredible challenge and trekking for survivors. In the last year we have seen an increase in the demand for our services which makes fundraisers like this so crucial, so we can be here for more people when they need us”.

Simon Cowell, who has been a patron of the Katie Piper Foundation from the start, said he is “delighted to help raise funds and awareness of the work that Katie and the Foundation does to improve the lives of people living with burns and scars.”

James Green concludes: “As we get ready to set off on our first challenge to raise money for this incredible charity, I know that by working together we can make a real difference to burns survivors and their loved ones, and help The Katie Piper Foundation continue its life changing work.”

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