Security expert Gough & Kelly has reached its target of raising £10,000 this year for Martin House Children’s Hospice and has renewed its pledge for another year.
The Boston Spa based charity supports families across Yorkshire with hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses. It aims to provide young people with the best end-of-life care possible and requires funds to run the hospice and provide additional support to the children and their families.
Gough & Kelly’s team has undertaken various pursuits throughout 2022 in order to raise the money, which included its ‘GK Bees’ team taking on the York and Leeds dragon boat races and climbing the national three peaks.
The annual dragon boat races – where the GK Bees raised over 100% of their £3,000 target - included several heats to get to the final and required a crew of eight to ten people per boat. Eight members of the electrical team then came together for a 23-mile feat that included climbing Ben Nevis, Snowdon, and Scafell Pike within 24 hours, with an ascent of 10,052ft. Their National Three peaks success raised over £4,000. Other generous donations have been received to reach the grand £10,000 total.
Ian Crawford, group operations director at Gough & Kelly, says, “We are happy and proud to have reached our target in raising much-needed funds for this amazing charity. We have seen first-hand the difference Martin House has made to the lives of the children and families it cares for, and we are happy to maintain our support for Martin House in the coming year to support the charity’s inspirational work.”
Martin House Partnerships Manager, Abi Proctor, adds, “We are very appreciative of the great efforts of Gough & Kelly in raising vital funds for our families and are excited to continue our partnership for a few more years.”