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A&T raise vital funds for Gully's Place

Gullys cheque - A&T raise vital funds for Gully's Place

After a successful year’s fundraising, Alan & Thomas Insurance recently handed over a cheque for £3600 to Gully’s Place Trust Fund, their adopted charity of the year for 2014.

Joining forces with the Poole Hospital based charity last January following a staff vote, the insurance broker’s sixty strong workforce have pulled out all the stops to raise vital funds for the charity, which supports the four hundred infants, children and young people throughout Dorset who have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. As well as a one bedroomed Gully’s Place Suite located on the Children’s Ward at Poole Hospital, the charity also runs parents’ support groups and provides education and learning materials for staff and families affected.

In addition to the final sum, Alan & Thomas also donated an iPad with a special communications app to Gully’s Place in the summer, which was a welcome addition for older children that use the suite. Activities such dress down days, cake, breakfast and soup sales, quiz nights, as well as a garden party in the summer were well supported by A&T staff and helped contribute to the final total, which was then doubled by the company.

A&T Marketing Manager Hayley Baverstock who manages the company’s fundraising efforts is particularly pleased with the final sum, “We’re all ecstatic that we’ve managed to raise such a brilliant sum of money for Gully’s Place. We’ve worked with them throughout the year on various events and they are all a joy to work with and so committed to improving this fantastic facility at the hospital and supporting the children and their families”.

Senior Sister in charge of Gully’s Place Helen Parker is equally thrilled with the efforts of A&T, “2014 was a big year for us and we’ve had some fantastic support from local businesses including Alan & Thomas. Their support and commitment to us has been second to none and we’re delighted with their donation”.