GM Fundraising has announced its 2021 Peak, Paddle, Pedal charity event to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices has been further postponed until 2022.
Gary Morton, the founder of GM Fundraising, said: “Having already postponed our scheduled 2020 event back to 2021 due to the pandemic, we are disappointed to reschedule again. With pandemic restrictions still in place, this has prohibited the ability to undertake the team’s extensive one:one training programme that is needed for such an event. In light of this situation and the short timeframe to raise funds, we feel it was the sensible and responsible thing to do.”
The 12 members of the Peak, Paddle, Pedal team will now climb Snowdon, canoe 150 miles down the length of the River Severn and cycle 150 miles back to Hope House in Oswestry from 30th July, 2022.
With several large-scale fundraising events being postponed or cancelled over the last twelve months, support for Hope House has never been so vital. Gary said: “Like a lot of charities, the pandemic has hit Hope House Children’s Hospices hard, and this was further exacerbated with the rise in PPE costs needed for face-to-face nursing. We are more determined than ever to help support them going forward and look forward to the various planned events we still have this year.”
One planned event is the ever-popular GM Fundraising Cup which has been rescheduled for 14th to 16th September, 2021 at Quinta Do Lago in Portugal. Gary said: “Looking at the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we are as confident as we can be of this event going ahead. The three-day golf event is hugely popular and more importantly raises some much-needed funds.”
Established in 1995, GM Fundraising has raised almost £2 million for Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes. Gary concluded: “Over 95% of Hope House’s £5 million annual operating costs are met through charitable donations and everyone in the GM Fundraising team is looking forward to delivering our fundraising events and supporting this exceptional charity.”