A huge honour

GMF founder and chairman, Gary Morton, has joined the Board of Trustees at Hope House Children’s Hospices from 1 July, 2020.

Gary said: “It is a huge honour to join the Board of Trustees. Over the past 25 years, GM Fundraising has raised nearly £2 million for Hope House Children’s Hospices and I’ve got to know everyone at the charity very well. I am looking forward to a new opportunity to see things from the other side and learning more about the internal workings of such a complex organisation.”

Andy Goldsmith, CEO of Hope House Children’s Hospices, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gary to the Board of Trustees. Gary was appointed following a rigorous selection process and from a large field of candidates. In addition to his fundraising skills, Gary’s commercial and governance experience will be a major asset to the charity. Gary has been a wonderful supporter of the charity for many years I look forward to working closely with him in this new role towards achieving our vision that no one should face the death of a child alone”.

Gary added: “I am also hoping to deliver on some commercially effective fundraising and grow as a person by understanding in more detail the effective work Hope House does.”

Hope House Children’s Hospices provide palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes. 85% of the charities’ £5.5 million care costs are met through charitable donations.

GM Fundraising, which was established in 1995, is said to be Hope House Children’s Hospices’ largest single donor.