Industry magazine Glass Times has helped raise over £2000 for GM Fundraising in an online raffle. All the funds will go directly to Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for children with life limiting conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.
Andy Westhead, publisher of Glass Times, said: “We always hold a charity draw at our annual Glass Times Raceday. When we had to cancel our 2020 event due to Covid-19, we didn’t want to lose the opportunity to raise money for the charity, so we decided to hold an online raffle for GM Fundraising who do incredible work raising much-needed funds for Hope House.”
Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising, said: “Huge thanks to Glass Times and everyone in the industry who bought a ticket. Your donations will once again make a big difference to Hope House.”
Fourteen impressive prizes for the online raffle were kindly donated by various industry companies. These included a table for ten at the Glass Times Raceday at Haydock Park or Epsom Downs in 2021 donated by Glass Times, a Fortnum & Mason Hamper donated by Edgetech and a round of golf for four donated by Epwin Window Systems.
Since it was established in 1995, GM Fundraising has raised nearly £2 million for Hope House Children’s Hospices. 85% of Hope House’s £5.5 million care costs are met through charitable donations and GM Fundraising is its largest single donor. GM Fundraising is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and had hoped to raise over £200,000 for the charity, but the majority of its challenges and events have had to be postponed because of the pandemic.
Gary concluded: “Charities have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic because so many fundraising events and opportunities have had to be postponed. But we know people’s desire to continue to support GM Fundraising and Hope House is unchanged – as their generosity in this innovative online raffle shows.”
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