As the GM Fundraising Hope 66 Team gets out of their Lycra and back to their respective day jobs, the charity Team are thrilled to announce that they have raised an incredible £180,606.35 for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
This is the largest amount ever raised in a single event by GM Fundraising and by some considerable margin and it seems overwhelming that the original target of £75,000 was surpassed by over £100,000.
More than ever the industry and their friends and families have got behind this latest charity adventure from GM Fundraising and the impact of social media and the blog has also done much to spread the word. Not only have the riders and support teams experienced the challenge of a lifetime, but also they have helped raise considerable and much needed funds for Hope House.
GM Fundraising is now hoping to surpass the £1mllion mark for Hope House at their Christmas Extravaganza, where just a few tables remain. It seemed unconceivable at the time, that a charity that was launched in 1995 by Gary Morton and a few industry friends has raised such an inspiring amount, testament to their commitment and those who have participated and supported the events over the years.
Moreover, little did the team of GM Fundraising think that back in 2005 when they set off on their first cycling adventure from John O’Groats to Lands End that they would go on to ride across Europe and North America twice. Collectively these cycling events have raised over £405,000.
Gary Morton, chairman of GM Fundraising comments: ‘£180,000 is quite simply a breath-taking amount to raise and I cannot thank everyone enough. The team at Hope House are quite staggered at what we have achieved for them and we know what a huge difference to the lives of their kids and families this will make.’