The Hope House children’s hospice has been presented with a cheque for £13,842 thanks to the efforts of employees from Shrewsbury-based Morris Lubricants and its sister company Morris Leisure.
The funds were raised through a series of events last year. Some £3,500 was raised in sponsorship for four workers who cycled 125 miles, with them stopping off at various Morris sites on the way. Other activities included a raffle with an extra day off work as the prize, a bake off, a day for Christmas jumpers, and a family fun day with a football match.
Morris Lubricants has been in the lubricant industry for over 150 years and continues to make modern industrial lubricants like hydraulic oil. Its executive chairman, Andrew Goddard, said the employees of the two companies demonstrated great community spirit in raising the money, adding:
“Hope House […] is a wonderful charity that does phenomenal work. Because everybody wanted to get involved and do something to help raise money locally, we have decided to carry on supporting Hope House throughout 2023, an organisation who provide such important care to children, young people and their families.”
Hope House’s area fundraiser, Bekki Fardoe, expressed the charity’s gratitude for the support, saying it would help the charity continue to be there for families who need it. The Morris employees are planning further activities this year to raise funds for the hospice, such as covering the 177-mile length of Offa’s Dyke path, with each employee being encouraged to walk at least a mile of the trail.