Long running friendship
Donating a Waitrose bench and more than £2,000 to Thames Valley Hospice at Windsor, was a way of marking true friendships for Shona Paterson.
Shona, Waitrose Stock Accounting, ran her seventh London Marathon this year in 3 hours 54 minutes with her friend, Ann-Marie McHale. The pair hoped to raise money to donate a Waitrose bench to ThamesValley Hospice. The bench was to be in memory of Marian Blythe, a former Birch Hill Partner and friend who died at the Hospice in 1996.
When the pair successfully raised £2,100, the Waitrose Charities Office offered to donate the bench allowing Shona and Ann-Marie to offer the money to the hospice for equipment.
Taken from Chronicle: Volume 61, 15th June 2002