Industry machinery experts Haffner Murat Ltd and Warrington-based fabricator Sterling Windows, Doors and Conservatories have made a combined £5,000 charitable donation to Hope House Children’s Hospices which provides palliative care for children with life limiting conditions.
Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner Murat, explains: “As devoted supporters of GM Fundraising and Hope House Children’s Hospices both Haffner Murat and Sterling Windows were well aware of the negative impact the pandemic has on the charity this year. As such, we wanted to donate some much-needed funds to support the charity at this critical time.”
Dave continues: “We recently sold some new machinery to Sterling Windows, Doors and Conservatories. Instead of agreeing on the typical machinery discount, Andy Wells, Director of Sterling Windows and I decided to donate £2500 each to Hope House Children’s Hospices instead.”
Gary Morton, the founder of GM Fundraising, said: “A huge thanks to both Haffner Murat and Sterling Windows for this generous donation. The impact the pandemic has had on our charity has been significant and this donation will really help.”
Hope House Children’s Hospices has faced a significant shortfall in 2020 with their various fundraising events being cancelled or postponed. To compound the issue, all face-to-face nursing now requires the use of full PPE, and the average cost per day for this is £78.00 per child. Gary said: “To put it in context, this generous donation by Haffner Murat and Sterling Windows will pay for PPE for 64 children which is incredible.”
As a result of their donation and ongoing support to the charity, both companies will become official GM Fundraising Champions. A specially commissioned GM Fundraising Champion logo has been produced and both companies can use and promote across their own business platforms.
Gary concluded: “Despite a difficult 2020, people’s desire to continue to support GM Fundraising and Hope House remains unchanged – as the generosity by Haffner Murat and Sterling Windows shows.”