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Join us for a spooky night…

The bi-annual Gala Dinner is a signature event for GM Fundraising and tables are now on sale. Taking place on Saturday 29th October, the Witches & Wizards themed affair is being held at the Crowne Plaza (formally Holiday Inn) in Stratford-upon-Avon.

“After a fantastic year so far we are excited to be launching one of our favourite and key events and tables are moving quickly,” says Gary Morton, GM Fundraising’s chairman. “This is the 18th charity dinner we have organised and we can guarantee it will be another fun filled evening. This years ‘Frightening Night of Entertainment’ will be held on Halloween, so although the event is black tie, a ‘Dare to Scare’ dress code is optional and most welcome.

“For GM Fundraising, it’s all about having fun whilst raising much needed funds for charity and the dinner will be another fantastic opportunity to get all our supporters together to do just that. All proceeds raised from ticket sales and on the evening itself go directly to support the efforts of Hope House Children’s Hospices, who provide vital care and support to children and with life limiting illnesses.”

Tables prices have been retained at £1,095 for a table at 10 and we have negotiated accommodation rates of £88 per room, bed & breakfast & VAT.

Tables are selling fast so to ensure you don’t miss out please contact Gary on 07741 262612 or email gary@gmfundraising.co.uk.

More information on GM Fundraising can be found at www.gmfundraising.co.uk



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The Ride Starts here; the training has begun; to follow the progress of the team during their 12 month training visit http://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/border2border like us on Facebook look out for the hashtags #GMFB2B on twitter for regular updates. Most importantly the fundraising starts now and each of the team has their own dedicated Just Giving page as well as a general team one: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GMFB2B


The Ride Story

After almost two decades of general fundraising, GM Fundraising commenced their charity cycle rides in 2005 with the Top2Bottom John O’Groats to Land’s End ride. The 974 mile ride cycled over 13 days by 10 riders raised over £51,000. Since this inaugural event, further international fundraising rides have taken place culminating in the high profile Hope 66 ride in 2013. The 2,666 ride along Route 66 was tough but in 2016 with the Border2Border distance, climbing and heat challenges, the team will face their biggest challenge yet both physically and mentally.

Where does the money go?

The beneficiaries are Hope House Children’s Hospices who GMF has supported for the last 15 years raising over £1.2 million in the process. Based in Oswestry and Conwy Bay, Hope House provides palliative care and support to life limited children offering a range of services including respite and end of life care at the hospices or at home, and the organisation supports counselling, advocacy and the promotion of children’s, young people’s and carer’s rights.

Children, young people and family members are welcomed into a friendly, homely environment with the child or young person at the centre. Support offered includes physical, psychological, and spiritual care from a team including experienced doctors, nurses and other care professionals. This support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


GM Fundraising was set up in 1995 by Gary Morton a well-known industry figurehead. The charity is now widely regarded as the charity of choice for the glazing industry and is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.

To date the charity has raised over £1,106,000 for various children’s hospices, with £1,004,000 going directly to Hope House Children’s Hospices over the last 11 years. An amazing £411,000 of this has come from the epic cycling rides that have taken the team across the UK, Europe and USA. Other fund raising events include golf days and gala dinners.

In 2013 the team cycled 2,616 miles across the iconic Route 66 in the USA, branded as ‘Hope 66’ in just 14 days. The route from Chicago to Santa Monica took riders across the desert in Arizona and over the Rocky Mountains.

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