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HPS Raise Over £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Chris Derrer - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Here at HPS it’s no secret about our admiration for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Over the past 12 or so years, we have raised money for GOSH through a number of fundraising events such as sports events, raffles and auctions. Formerly known as The Hospital For Sick Children, the hospital opened in 1852 with only ten beds but the devoted staff, high standards of care and volunteer workers have raised the profile of this hospital to a high level of growth and it’s now known the world over. We believe that donating money to GOSH is not only a great opportunity to give something back to the local communities but to help them in the future with caring for those who are in need.

Just last year we raised around £89,000 for Great Ormond Street, through our fundraising events and also our wonderful customers donating through the ‘Just Giving’ pages online, which means that over 12 years of doing this it totals up to £527,618.36 raised, which is something we are very, very proud of here at HPS. Therefore, on Monday 25th September 2017 we decided to make a special visit the hospital with our good friend, magician Andrew Kelly who wowed the kids, parents and staff!

We also took the opportunity to meet many of the staff, including resident GOSH legend and Head of Nursing, Jilly Hale and have a walk around the historic building and the Morgan Stanley Garden (which was of course created by the DIY SOS team).

As well as a charitable project, it has been a great team building exercise for HPS as a company, as many different branches have really got involved with the events, breakfast mornings and sport activities. Not only is it a great way to bond the individual teams and branches together but it also brings us closer to our customers on a personal level, which is just fantastic. We’ve been glad to have been able to be in a position where we can raise money for such a kind-hearted charity and a good cause, whilst bringing communities and customers from all over the south of England closer together.

If you would like to find out more about what we do to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, or how you could get involved, please contact us or visit our JustGiving page.

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