Maria Hanson

Franklands to the Sea for Me & Dee

Bondholder Franklands Insurance & Risk Management has raised over £7,000 for fellow Bondholder Me & Dee by walking 92 miles from Derby to Mablethorpe in two and a half days. 

The Me & Dee charity offers seaside breaks in luxury six berth caravans, with a private sea front beach hut and memory box.  There are two caravans on the east coast at Mablethorpe, one is used by families who are living with a life limiting condition to go and make some special memories.  The other is used to provide seaside holidays to armed forces personnel with physical and emotional injuries.  

Maria Hanson, charity Founder, said “This has created a legacy for my charity that will never be forgotten.  It would be impossible in a simple thank you to ever demonstrate what this means. It is not just about the money for Me & Dee. 

"It is the things that people do to reflect their belief in both myself and the charity and what we do for those facing such short and uncertain futures, and members of the armed forces with life threatening injuries from their time in action.”

Maria Hanson makes Guest list

Maria Hanson from Bondholder The Maria Hanson Foundation has been asked to be an ambassador for the David Gest Foundation.

The David Gest Foundation’s aim is to improve the quality of life of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children, helping them fulfil their full potential through of music and entertainment.

When asked about her appointment, Maria said:  “I am truly honoured to have been asked to be a part of his final wish. Attending and speaking at his Foundation’s opening gala next month will be both an overwhelming and emotional experience.

"I hope that I am able to replicate the kindness he offered to me and my charity, and will ensure his memory truly lives on through me and through the work I do with the Foundation and me&dee.”

The David Gest Foundation will officially kick off on Wednesday, June 14th 2017 with a star-studded gala event at the hotel David called his London home for the final years of his life – the Canary Riverside Plaza in Canary Wharf. Guests at the star studded event will include David’s long-time friend and collaborator Dionne Warwick, 3 Degrees’ icon Sheila Ferguson, Gwen Dickey, Freday Payne and X Factor sensation Rebecca Ferguson.

Tickets for the gala ball can be bought by contacting Maria Hanson directly on maria@mariahansonfoundation.org.uk or call 07834546496.