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GM Fundraising Christmas cards are now available

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about spreading some festive cheer with your customers, suppliers and friends. What better way to do that than to send a Christmas Card that is raising money for a very worthy cause. The 2019 GM Fundraising Christmas cards are available now and this year’s design is one of the best yet.

Alan Sadler from GM Fundraising explains: “Over recent years there has been a move away from traditional Christmas cards, people choosing to opt for more mobile friendly ways in which to send their Seasons Greetings. But at GM Fundraising, we firmly believe there’s nothing quite like the personal feel of a card, which is why each year GM Fundraising commissions the children at Hope House Children’s Hospices to design unique Christmas Cards. They always really capture the spirit of Christmas and this year’s card, designed by Evie and her friends in the playroom at Hope House, is no exception.

“Christmas cards have become a regular in our fundraising efforts and each year we are humbled by the support we receive. Last year we sold more than 5,000 cards, many personalised with messages and company logos. Each standard pack contains 20 cards and costs £20 plus £2.50 P&P. Orders over 50 cards can be personalised for a small additional charge.

“Every penny raised from the sale of these cards goes directly to support the children and families at Hope House Children’s Hospices. So why not send some traditional Christmas cheer and support this amazing charity too.”

For more information, email: alan@gmfundraising.co.uk
More information on GM Fundraising can be found at: www.gmfundraising.co.uk

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The Ride Starts here; the training has begun; to follow the progress of the team during their 12 month training visit http://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/border2border like us on Facebook look out for the hashtags #GMFB2B on twitter for regular updates. Most importantly the fundraising starts now and each of the team has their own dedicated Just Giving page as well as a general team one: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GMFB2B

The Ride Story

After almost two decades of general fundraising, GM Fundraising commenced their charity cycle rides in 2005 with the Top2Bottom John O’Groats to Land’s End ride. The 974 mile ride cycled over 13 days by 10 riders raised over £51,000. Since this inaugural event, further international fundraising rides have taken place culminating in the high profile Hope 66 ride in 2013. The 2,666 ride along Route 66 was tough but in 2016 with the Border2Border distance, climbing and heat challenges, the team will face their biggest challenge yet both physically and mentally.

Where does the money go?

The beneficiaries are Hope House Children’s Hospices who GMF has supported for the last 15 years raising over £1.2 million in the process. Based in Oswestry and Conwy Bay, Hope House provides palliative care and support to life limited children offering a range of services including respite and end of life care at the hospices or at home, and the organisation supports counselling, advocacy and the promotion of children’s, young people’s and carer’s rights.

Children, young people and family members are welcomed into a friendly, homely environment with the child or young person at the centre. Support offered includes physical, psychological, and spiritual care from a team including experienced doctors, nurses and other care professionals. This support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

GM Fundraising was set up in 1995 by Gary Morton a well-known industry figurehead. The charity is now widely regarded as the charity of choice for the glazing industry and is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.

To date the charity has raised over £1,106,000 for various children’s hospices, with £1,004,000 going directly to Hope House Children’s Hospices over the last 11 years. An amazing £411,000 of this has come from the epic cycling rides that have taken the team across the UK, Europe and USA. Other fund raising events include golf days and gala dinners.

In 2013 the team cycled 2,616 miles across the iconic Route 66 in the USA, branded as ‘Hope 66’ in just 14 days. The route from Chicago to Santa Monica took riders across the desert in Arizona and over the Rocky Mountains.

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