GMF Fundraising has confirmed that its GMF Cup 2021 golfing competition has raised £41,033.74 for Hope House Children’s Hospices. The Ryder-Cup style event took place 14-16 September in Quinta do Lago, Portugal and saw two teams made up of representatives from the industry go head-to-head.
Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising, said: “It was great to return to Quinta do Lago for our fundraising event. Having had to postpone it twice, it was incredibly rewarding to finally be able to get it over the line and raise some much-needed funds for the families and kids at Hope House Children’s Hospices.”
He continued: “I would like to thank all of the players, support team and indeed the whole GM Fundraising team for their efforts in ensuring this event happened – it was an amazing achievement given the circumstances. A big thank you must also go to the staff at both Wyndham Grand Algarve and the South Course, Quinta Do Lago, for their patience and understanding.”
The event saw representatives from well-known business across the industry, including software companies, extruders, hardware and machinery suppliers, as well as many leading fabricators. Two teams – Team Hope and Team GMF – went head-to-head with Team Hope eventually emerging as winners. The final result was Team Hope 14.5 and Team GMF 12.5.
All funds raised at the event will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices, which has a mission to ensure that no one should face the death of a child alone. It costs £6.5 million every year to run its services and 86% of this is spent on care. Over 95% of Hope House’s annual costs are met through charitable donations and GM Fundraising is its largest single donor. Gary concluded: “Like all charities, Hope House has been hard-hit by the pandemic and fundraising is more important than ever. Through events such as the GMF100 cycle challenge and now the GMF Cup we have raised an impressive total of £101,327.42 so far this year. The support of the industry never ceases to amaze me and every pound raised goes towards helping the kids. Once again, on behalf of the whole GMF team, the families and, most importantly, the kids at Hope House, a huge thank you.”