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Hope House £50 Challenge

by Adam Howarth, Editor

Local businesses are encouraged to join the Hope House £50 challenge.

£50 Challenge

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices have opened entries into their £50 Challenge fundraising drive.

Hospice Fundraiser Bekki Fardoe

They are offering schools, businesses or groups of any kind the opportunity to develop team spirit and entrepreneurial flair by seeing how much they can grow a £50 investment in just 50 days.

The first wave of budding business people will be starting their challenge on Monday, 6th March, with a finishing date of 24th April.

Hospice fundraiser Bekki Fardoe said: “Starting with an initial £50 investment from ourselves, we encourage and support groups to use their money to fundraise for us by hosting an event or even signing up to a sponsored sporting challenge to raise as much as possible for local children and families.

Bekki with nurses Clare Howells-Barnes and Wendy Mates

“These events could be anything from a coffee morning to a quiz night involving your customers, staff or families or even using the investment to develop a new product. It’s also a wonderful way to fulfil corporate and social responsibilities and show your community you are passionate about making a difference.”

Full Support For Teams

Examples of what your event and multiplied £50 could raise are:

  • £100 could fund a support session for bereaved parents.
  • £500 could fund an action-packed sibling support day for brothers and sisters of children in our care.
  • £1,500 could fund 24 hours of respite care or crisis care for a seriously ill child.

The fundraising team from the hospices will fully support the teams who sign up and can provide branded materials and even event ideas.

All interested teams need to do is nominate a captain and sign up on the Hope House website.

For any more information on the challenge, you can also email fundraising@hopehouse.org.uk or call 01691 671 671.

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices in Oswestry and Conwy support more than 750 local families. These families are caring for a terminally ill child or have had a child who has died.

Nurse Chloe and Ethan

It costs £7.5 million annually to run their services and 80% of this is spent on care.

Approximately two months’ income comes from statutory sources. For the other 10 months of the year, they are dependent on support from fundraising.

They aim to raise an additional £2.5 million each year. They will ensure this money reaches every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs their help in the area.

For more information, contact Hope House Tŷ Gobaith Communications Officer Joel Garner. Email joel.garner@hopehouse.org.uk or call 07867 273 152 during office hours.

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