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A&T help Gully's Place raise over £1800 in one night

AT - Gullys Place Football charity

Alan & Thomas Insurance Group recently helped their charity of the year, Gully's Place, to raise over £1800 at their first ever quiz night held at Cobham Sports & Social Club in Wimborne.

Organised by Gully's volunteer Annie McGrath and her team of helpers, known as My Gully's Buddies, the quiz was well attended with over 200 supporters and sponsors of the Poole Hospital based charity pitching up and testing their grey matter against each other.

As well as entering a team in the quiz, Alan & Thomas also donated a football signed by the current AFC Bournemouth squad to be auctioned on the night. A&T Business Development Manager Mark Hasell hosted the auction, which saw the football fetch an impressive £125 for Gully's Place.

Senior Sister in charge of Gully's Place, Helen Parker, was delighted with how the evening went and the money raised, "We really were astounded at the support we received on the night and would like to thank those that attended for making the event such a great success. We've already been asked when we'll be doing the next one!"

"Our sincere thanks go to Alan & Thomas and to AFC Bournemouth for donating the football, which really helped to push the money raised beyond our expectations".

Gully's Place Trust Fund is registered as a Poole Hospital Charity and supports the four hundred infants, children and young people throughout Dorset who have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. These children can have a short life expectancy and may not survive to adulthood and may need palliative care for weeks, months or years before they approach the end of their life.

As well as a physical Gully's Place Suite, a one bedroom private suite for patients and their families located on the children's unit at Poole Hospital, the fund comprises of parents' support groups, as well as the provision of education and learning materials for staff and families.

Pictured: A&T Business Development Manager Mark Hasell during the auction