GM Fundraising has announced its 2020 Peak, Paddle, Pedal charity event to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices has been postponed until a similar date in 2021.
Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising, said: “In view of the current unprecedented situation that we all find ourselves in, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone Peak, Paddle, Pedal until 2021. We have not taken this decision lightly but with the intense business pressures now faced by all team members and the ability to raise funds in a reducing economy, we feel it was the sensible and responsible thing to do.”
The 12 members of the Peak, Paddle, Pedal team were due to climb Snowdon, canoe 150 miles down the length of the River Severn and cycle 150 miles back to Hope House in Oswestry – all over eight days in August.
Since it was established in 1995, GM Fundraising has raised almost £2 million for Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes. Gary concluded: “Never before has support been so vital to Hope House with various 2020 charity and fundraising events being postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 95% of Hope House’s £5 million annual operating costs are met through charitable donations and GM Fundraising is actively looking at new ways to continue fundraising and supporting the charity for 2020.”