GMI Construction Group responded to a fundraising appeal by donating £1,000 to Francis House Children's Hospice.
The objective of Francis House, which is commemorating its 30th anniversary, is to raise £30,000 to help with hospice running costs. Francis House is calling for 30 businesses to each donate £1,000 for this cause.
“We are honoured to support this amazing charity that relies on the generosity of so many people to deliver its vital care and support.” said Marc Banks, divisional managing director of GMI for the North West.
Since 1991, Francis House has been offering care to North West children with serious and life-threatening conditions as well as assistance to their families. The hospice, which has 75 employees and is based in Didsbury, Manchester, relies on charitable contributions to cover the majority of its £12,900 daily operating costs.
The company's CEO, Lee Powell, added: “GMI is committed to supporting causes and organisations in the regions where it operates. We not only work to enhance communities with our construction projects but, as a socially responsible business, we want to make a difference to the lives of people in those communities.”
Francis House's Easter Appeal was supported by GMI Construction Group in 2019 and the company is keenly interested in other fundraising activities, such as the Festival of Trees and the annual Christmas Ball.
David Ireland, chief executive of Francis House, said of the donation and commitment from GMI: “We are really grateful for the donation and so pleased to have them on board in this our thirtieth anniversary year. We are reliant on donations to continue our work, so their support is invaluable. Francis House has doubled in size in recent years, and we now support many more teenagers and young adults than we did a decade ago in our state of the art seven bedroom facility Francis Lodge.
It’s important to emphasise that Francis House cares for the whole family not just the sick child or young person, and families come to us from across the whole of Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The support of businesses like GMI is vital in helping us to continually expand and develop our services and we look forward to working with them.”
For more information on Francis House visit www.francishouse.org.uk
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