A team of intrepid fundraisers at Redrow Homes has raised a £57,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
The north-west division of the national housebuilder had chosen the children’s hospice as their charity of the year at the start of 2015 and embarked on a 12-month fundraising mission.
The charity team raised £47,000 themselves and, through the company’s matched giving scheme, which donates £1 for every £4 raised by staff up to a maximum of £10,000 per division, they were able to reach the total of £57,000.
Alison Marsh, area fundraising manager for Hope House, said:
“It has been wonderful to have the support of Redrow North West for the past 12 months.
“This incredible support will help us to continue to be here for the children and families of Hope House and Ty Gobaith during 2016. Without the generosity of Redrow’s staff and customers we simply couldn’t provide care to over 700 families across the region who need us.”
Weekly dress-down days and a charity ‘tuck shop’ helped raise some of the cash while generous subcontractors and suppliers added to the pot at a golf day and charity dinner.
A team of 22 employees raised around £1,500 by taking part in the Dragon Boat Race on the River Dee in Chester.
Sarah Weaver, marketing coordinator at Redrow Homes (NW), said:
“It was wonderful to visit the hospice and meet some of the incredible staff and children.
“We had no hesitation in choosing Hope House as our charity of the year as they offer such fantastic care to children and their families. We were all privileged to see first-hand how the money will be used and what a difference it will make.”
Hope House Children’s Hospices – Hope House in Oswestry and Ty Gobaith in Conwy – provide specialist nursing care in addition to practical and emotional support to terminally ill and life limited children and young people.