Vistage to support Hospice through sailing challenge

Two amateur teams from the V28 Vistage group, will sail across the Solent to raise vital funds for the Mary Stevens Hospice.

Vistage group cheque presentation

Vistage pledges support to Stourbridge Hospice

A group which provides mentoring and coaching to high-performing professionals has supported the Mary Stevens Hospice, to help them to care for more families in the West Midlands.

The Stourbridge-based charity were given a cheque for £3,000 by the V28 Vistage group, to support their upcoming £3 million redevelopment project which will ensure free, specialist care is available to more families in the local area who are battling the impact of terminal or life-limiting illnesses.

In order to further contribute to the project, the V28 group will also run a charity sailing challenge in September 2017, which will see two novice teams race across the Solent, from Cowes to Hamble – with all of the proceeds being donated to the Hagley Road Hospice.

The groups will have just one day to learn how to sail, before racing back to the English coast from Cowes in the Isle of Wight.

Stevan Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Mary Stevens Hospice Group said:

“Since being encouraged by the former hospice Chairman to join Vistage, I have not been disappointed.  The knowledge and skills I have gained as a result of membership of the V28 Group has helped me to be a more effective leader of the Mary Stevens Hospice Group.”

Ian Harris, V28 Group Leader, said:

“For a CEO, running a Hospice has many of the same needs as running a business – so I’m delighted that my Vistage Business leader group and myself can support Stevan’s leadership at Mary Stevens Hospice.”

Vistage is a coaching group, which supports CEO’s, Executives and business owners by providing mentoring, coaching and leadership support across the United Kingdom.

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To find out more about the work of the Hospice, and our £3 million capital appeal, please visit

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