New trustee

Gary Morton has joined the board of trustees at Hope House Children’s Hospices, calling it a “huge honour”.

“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,” Gary said. “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: “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 said: “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 provides palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes. 85% of the charity’s £5.5 million care costs are met through charitable donations.

GM Fundraising is Hope House Children’s Hospices’ largest single donor.