On March 4th 1991 the charity that was to become Hope House Children’s Hospice was formed. An incredible fundraising campaign was launched to raise the £1.5 million needed to build a hospice at Morda, near Oswestry. It seemed like the whole of the area was holding coffee mornings, bring and buy sales and sponsored events for Hope House. Building started in 1993 and when Hope House opened its doors in October 1995 it was only the tenth children’s hospice in the world.
In its first full year after opening the charity supported 80 families. In 2018 this became 400 children at the hospices with 900 families receiving support at home or counselling and bereavement support.
Culina Group has worked with Hope House for a number of years, raising awareness of the charity across our sites and on the roads with specially designed livery on one of our trailers.
30th September | Hawkstone Park Golf Club | 72 players | 18 Teams | £700+ raised
On Thursday 30th September, 72 colleagues from across the Group headed to the prestigious Hawkstone Park Golf Club in a bid to raise their golf game and some much welcome funds for Shropshire-based charity, Hope House.
Colleagues from CML, Great Bear and Culina Logistics were split into 18 teams to play against each other in order to see who would be crowned victorious and get the all-important bragging rights.
A shotgun start followed the bacon butties and at 9am the teams were off. As well as playing for the title, players were also fighting against each other to win individual prizes which had been kindly donated by some of our suppliers.
Closest to the pin
The classic individual golf day challenge!
The pin was set, the players were ready, the prize was on standby – all that was left to do was for players to step up and take their turn.
Cheers ensued as the ball lands just inches away from the hole. We thought we had a winner. It was only when looking back at the tee, that our player had not yet taken his shot and the ‘winning’ ball had actually landed from a player playing a different hole! A prize was issued anyway for what turned out to be the unluckiest shot of the day.
The BIG winner
Sponsorship and donations aside, on the day the event organisers also placed a penalty bucket for fines for any golfer hitting the water at that hole – it wasn’t a lucky day for our golfers as this raised an additional £40+ thanks to balls lost in the water.
The “Thank You” Section
We’d like to take a moment out to thank our hosts Hawkstone Park Golf Club, all of the players for their contributions and sportsmanship on the day and our generous suppliers who supported the event with donations and prizes;
If you would like to get involved with helping Hope House please contact;
Fundraising: 01691 671 671
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