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Hilton-Baird goes the distance for children’s hospice

18/09/2014 / Comments 0

Hilton-Baird goes the distance for children's hospice

A business finance group has pushed through the pain barrier to raise over £6,000 for Dorset children’s hospice, Julia’s House.

Last weekend (12-13 September), seven employees from the Hilton-Baird Group set out to conquer the 68 mile coastal path around the Isle of Wight in under 24 hours. It was an ambitious target but the team smashed it, completing the feat in just 21.5 hours. Over £3,000 has so far been donated in support of the hospice, which provides crucial support to life-limited children and their families in Dorset and South Wiltshire. The Hilton-Baird Group is matching all donations received.

Group CEO Alex Hilton-Baird said: “When we visited the hospice it was clear to see what a wonderful charity Julia’s House is. We wanted to do something memorable that would inspire people to donate and help them meet their £3.9 million fundraising target, and we could hardly have chosen something more difficult.

“It was a really tough challenge, but one that made everyone push each other to go further than any of us have ever done before. I think it was fitting way to raise awareness for the hospice and we’re thrilled with the total we’ve raised so far.”

Commenting on the achievement, Steve Mills, Challenge & Events Fundraiser at Julia’s House, said: “As a full-time fundraiser I’m always excited and heartened to see the number of people who challenge themselves personally to fundraise for Julia’s House.

“Hilton-Baird’s Isle of Wight Challenge really tested them. The challenges facing Julia’s House families every day are tough, the money raised will support them and help them to cope. Thank you Hilton-Baird!”

To read more about the challenge itself and to donate to this worthy cause, visit: www.justgiving.com/Isle-of-wight-challenge/

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For further enquiries, please contact Jamie Weeden at the Hilton-Baird Group on 02380 706637 or jamie.weeden@hiltonbaird.co.uk

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Hilton-Baird Group

The Hilton-Baird Group is a business finance group that provides cash flow solutions to UK businesses. It consists of a commercial finance brokerage and debt collection agency, both of which work with business owners to raise the funding required to help them reach their full potential. To find out more about the Hilton-Baird Group, call 02380 706637 or email jamie.weeden@hiltonbaird.co.uk.

Julia’s House

Julia’s House supports Dorset families with life-limited children, providing frequent respite care both in its Corfe Mullen-based hospice and in their own homes. Julia’s House is there year-round and in a crisis, offering emotional and practical support, emergency respite and end-of-life care. It supports the whole family, not just the sick child, organising social activities for parents and siblings. Government funding accounts for just 7 per cent of the £3.9m Julia’s House needs to raise in 2014 to run this vital free service. For more information call 01202 644220 or visit juliashouse.org.

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